Home Fruit Gardens: Table 7.5. Pesticide Recommendations for Brambles

The important insects and diseases to be controlled, except for viruses, are listed in the right-hand column of this spray schedule.
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Updated: August 11, 2016

Home Fruit Gardens: Table 7.5. Pesticide Recommendations for Brambles

Always consult the label before making pesticide applications. Labels vary greatly among commercial products of the same material. It is important to refer to the label for the best timing and application rates when applying pesticides. Also read the text for information on cultural practices to minimize the application of pesticides. Due to a wide array of various products containing the same active ingredient, for insecticide recommendations, when appropriate, the active ingredient is listed instead of the name of formulated product.

Caution: Broad-spectrum insecticides (those with a large number of pests listed on the label) have a significant potential to be harmful to non-target organisms such as bees and other beneficial or predatory insects.

Follow all instructions and application rates listed on the pesticide labels

Time to SpraySuggested MaterialsPests to Be Controlled
Dormant (blackberries)--before buds openLime sulfurAnthracnose, cane blight, powdery mildew, rust
Delayed Dormant--just as buds begin to openLime sulfurAnthracnose; spur blight on raspberries; powdery mildew, rust, and cane blight on blackberries
New shoots 8 inches longSulfur; Malathion; EsvenvalerateAnthracnose; Botrytis, cane blight, and spur blight on raspberries; fruit worms; plant bugs
Petal FallSulfur; Carbaryl plus PyrethrumAnthracnose; Botrytis, cane blight, and spur blight on raspberries; fruit worms; rose chafer; aphids; mites; plant bugs
PreharvestSulfurFruit rots
MidharvestSulfurFruit rots
PostharvestMalathion plus CarbarylAphids, if present; Japanese beetles