Home Fruit Gardens: Table 7.2. Summary of Bramble Disease Control Strategies

All possible control strategies must be employed if bramble diseases are to be controlled.
Home Fruit Gardens: Table 7.2. Summary of Bramble Disease Control Strategies - Articles

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Diseases

  • CB = cane blights: anthracnose, cane blight, spur blight, and botrytis blight
  • FR = fruit rots
  • OR = orange rust
  • PM = powdery mildew
  • V = viruses: mosaic (raspberry), leaf curl (raspberry, with blackberry symptomless), ringspot (red raspberry), and streak (purple and black raspberry)
  • VW = verticillium wilt
Disease Control Considerations
CBFRORPMVVW
1. Good air/water drainage
++++
-- +
--
--
2. 500+ ft from brambles
-- -- --
--++
--
3. Rotation
+ -- -- --
+
++
4. Tolerance/resistance
-- --++
+
++
++
5. Avoid adjacent plantings
-- -- -- +++
--
6. Eliminate wild brambles
----
++
+++
--
7. Disease free stock
++
--++
+++
++
8. Aphid control (vectors)
-- -- -- --++
--
9. Rogue infected plants
-- --++
--
++
--
10. Speed drying (weeds, pruning)
++
++ +
--
--
--
11. Prune 3 days before rain
++ -- -- -- -- --
12. Dispose of pruned canes
++
-- + -- -- +
13. Maintain plant vigor
++
-- -- -- -- --
14. Fungicide sprays
++
+ --++ -- --
15. Harvest before overripe
-- -- --
-- -- --
16. Fruit storage conditions
-- -- -- -- -- --

++ = most important control
+ = helpful controls
-- = no effect