Bees carry the spores of Scierotinia as they do the pollen of the bilberries, and flies convey the conidia of ergot from grain to grain.
Apples, pears, plums and cherries are the principal kinds of fruit cultivated, while the wild red cranberries from the Harz and the black bilberries from the Luneburger Heide form an important article of export.
Wild crowberries and bilberries are the only fruit found in the island.
Its main products are sheep - the celebrated Heidschnucken breed, - potatoes, bilberries, cranberries and honey.
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