Pest Management in Elderberries in Home Fruit Plantings

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Updated: September 15, 2017

Pest Management in Elderberries in Home Fruit Plantings

In March, prune off and dispose of the old, nonproductive canes, the winter-injured twig tips on 2-year-old branched canes, and any dry dead wood. Dormant pruning is especially helpful for borer control.

Cankers are best controlled by pruning and burning the stems and twigs that show cankers.