Dave Biddinger, Ph.D., Kathy Demchak, Ed Rajotte, Ph.D., Tara Baugher
Use of pesticides during bloom is a complicated problem with the solutions relying on understanding the detailed relationships among chemicals, pollinators and pest management needs.
Use the proper herbicide formulations to prevent damage to non-target plants.
Informational table showing pesticide recommendations for gooseberries and currants.
Under most conditions, insects are not perennially serious pests of currants and gooseberries; however, certain insects occasionally will cause serious damage if left uncontrolled.
Many cultural methods such as pruning and sanitation practices will help in keeping disease organisms out of your plantings.
The more common diseases found on currants and gooseberries are anthracnose, leaf spot, and powdery mildew. The most common virus disease is currant mosaic.
Listing of gooseberry and currant that are less susceptible to being the alternate host for White pine blister rust.
Informational table showing direct and indirect fruit pests.
Informational table showing pesticide application amounts on fruit.
Use this table to determine the equivalent amounts of nitrogen, phosphate, and potash of each fertilizer material.
Your schedule may vary from the one below by as much as 2 weeks (earlier or later) depending on the region of Pennsylvania in which you are located.