Pesticides for Gooseberry and Currant Home Plantings

Informational table showing pesticide recommendations for gooseberries and currants.
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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.

Caution: Broad-spectrum insecticides (those with a large number of pests listed on the label) have 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 pesticide labels.

Time to SpraySuggested MaterialsPests to Be Controlled
DormantHorticultural oilScales
Before Bloom--when green tissue is present but no flowersSulfurLeaf spot, fruit rot
After BloomSulfur; Malathiona; Safer soapLeaf spot; fruit rot; aphids
2 Weeks After BloomSulfur; Malathion, Bacillus thuringiensis; Safer soapLeaf spot, fruit rot; worms; aphids
7- to 14-daySame materials as 2 weeks after Bloom (stop all sprays 7 days before harvest.)Aphids, worms, beetles, leaf spot
After HarvestSulfurLeaf spot

a Make sure currants and/or gooseberries, as appropriate, are included on the product label.