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Table 45. Summer Bearing Bramble Pest Management Table

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Table 45. Summer fruiting bramble pest management table†.
For resistance management do not make more than 2 sequential applications of fungicides in the same FRAC group or insecticides in the same IRAC group. See product labels or RAC GROUP column in this table for groups.
Pest RAC
GROUP♦
Spray Material, Rate/A (pre harvest interval PHI) Cultural Practices and
Scouting Notes
Comments
Dormant or Delayed Dormant (prior to budswell)
Crown borers
IRAC
28
3
3
3A, 3A
 
Altacor, 3.0-4.5 (1)
*Bifenture 10 DF, 16 oz (3)
*Brigade WSB, 16 oz (3)
*Hero, 10.3 oz (3)
Apply as soil drench in at least 200 gallons water. During the growing season, destroy dying canes and those showing evidence of infestation. Eradicate wild brambles in the area, because they may harbor the pest.
Be careful of seasonal total application limitations on these materials especially if you want to use them for SWD or BMSB later in the season.
Phytophthora root rot
FRAC
33
33
4
UN
 
 
4
 
Phostrol, 4.5 pt (0)
Prophyt, 4 pt (0)
Ridomil Gold SL, 1/4 pt/1000 row ft (45)
Actinovate AG, 3-12 oz (0)
 
for RASPBERRY ONLY:
Ridomil Gold GR, 5 lb/1000 row ft (45)
Plant only in well-drained soils.
Planting on raised beds also significantly reduces Phytophthora incidence.
Cultivars ‘Latham’ and ‘Newburgh’ appear to be somewhat resistant.
Apply Ridomil in 3 ft wide band over the row in early fall; repeat in early spring before growth begins.
Apply Phostrol in sufficient water to thoroughly wet the foliage.
Apply Actinovate as soil drench; best if introduced before disease becomes well established.
Anthracnose
Spur blight
Cane blight
FRAC
M1
M1
UN
M2
M1
M1
UN
 
Cuprofix Ultra, 2.5-3.0 (0)
Kocide 3000, 1.75 lb (0)
Liquid Lime Sulfur, 6-12 gal
Sulforix, 3% solution (0)
Badge SC, 3.5 pt (0)
Badge X2, 1.75 lb (0)
Serenade, 2-6 qt (0)
Prune out all canes which have fruited, thin remaining canes to only 3 to 4 per foot of row. Plant rows should be no wider than 2 feet. Remove and destroy all prunings and diseased canes.
DO NOT apply sulfur after buds are 1/4 inch long or plant damage will result.
Observe maximum seasonal rate per acre for copper products.
New cane emergence
Anthracnose
Spur blight
FRAC
11
11
M4
17, M4
 
M1
M1
19
7, 11
3,11
11, M4
M1
M1
M1
18B
UN
 
 
Abound, 6.0-15.5 oz (0)¥
Cabrio EG, 14 oz (0)
Captan 80WDG, 2.5 lb (3)
Captevate 68WDG, 3.5 lb (3) 
(for RASPBERRY ONLY)
Cuprofix Ultra, 2.5-3.0 (0)
Kocide 3000, 0.75 lb (0)
Ph-D, 6.2 oz (0)
Pristine, 18.5-23 oz (0)
QuiltXcel, 14-21 fl oz (30)
Tanos, 6-10 oz (0) PLUS Captan
Badge X2, 0.75 lb (0)
Badge SC, 1.5 pt (0)
NuCop 50DF, 4 lb (0)
Trilogy, 1-2% sol. (0)
Serenade, 2-6 qt (0)
 
Apply when new canes are 6-8 inches tall, repeat when canes are 12-15 inches tall.
¥Abound should be used with extreme caution to avoid phytotoxicity to apples. See label for further information.

Cabrio may only have 4 applications per season and no more than 2 sequential applications.
Do not tank mix Pristine with any other material.
Ph-D - no more than 3 applications per season.
Observe maximum seasonal rateper acre for copper products.
Orange rust
 
 
Inspect plantings when plants are 12–18 inches high for symptoms (see text
for description). Remove infected plants before orange spores are produced.
Fungicides for orange rust have no purpose until orange spores are present. Plantings should be monitored for presence of orange spores starting in midspring. Once found, fungicides listed under “Prebloom” for orange rust may be used.
Pre-bloom to initiation of bloom
Crown borers
IRAC
3
3
3
 
*Bifenture 10 DF, 16 oz (3)
*Brigade 2EC, 6.4oz (3)
*Hero, 10.3 fl oz (3)
 
Apply as soil drench in at least 200 gallons water. Do not make both soil drench and foliar application pre-bloom.
Raspberry
fruit worm
Raspberry Sawfly
IRAC
4A
5
18B
1A
18B
5
UN
3
UN
 
Assail 30SG, 4.5-5.3 oz (1)
Delegate WG, 3-6 oz (1)
Molt-X, 8 oz (0)
Sevin XLR Plus, 2 qt (7)
Aza-Direct, 1-3.5 pts (0)
Entrust 1.25-2 oz (0)
Grandevo DF (0), 1-3 lbs
Pyganic EC, 4.5-18 oz (0)
Venerate XC (0), 1-8 qt
Keep planting free of weeds.
Apply to foliage when blossom buds separate and again when blossoms just begin to open. Do not spray insecticides during bloom.
 
Include adjuvant with Grandevo DF and Venerate XC.
 
Tarnished plant bug
IRAC
4A
4A
UN
18B
3A
1A
18B
UN
11
3A
 
Actara 25WDG, 3 oz (3)
Assail 30SG, 4.5-5.3 oz (1)
Captiva, 1-2 pt (0)
Molt-X, 8 oz (0)
Pyrenone Crop Spray, 2-12 oz (0)
Sevin XLR Plus, 1.5-2 qt (7)
Aza-Direct, 1-3.5 pts (0)
Des-X, 2% sol (0)
Mycotrol O, .25-1 qt (0)
Pyganic EC, 4.5-18 oz (0)
Keep planting free of weeds.Adults migrate to fruit when adjacent fields are mowed.
See description of sampling procedures in the description of TPB in the text.
Apply pre-bloom if adults found in planting, but avoid insecticide spays during bloom.
Apply sprays in evening.
Captiva is a repellent only.
Strawberry bud weevil
IRAC
3
1
18B
 
*Brigade 2EC, 6.4oz (3)
Sevin XLR Plus, 1-2 qt (7)
Aza-Direct, 1-3.5 pts (0)
Scout planting for live adult weevils or clipped buds, especially at edges near woods and hedgerows.
Brigade application may eliminate natural enemies of spider mites leading to mite outbreak.
Spraying late in the day may be more effective than morning sprays.
Cane borers
IRAC
4A
UN
 
Admire Pro, 10.5-14 oz (7)
Captiva, 1-2 pt (0)
Cut off infested tips below girdle marks, remove canes showing swellings.
Destroy nearby unmanaged or wild brambles.
Cultural practices are the most important control measures. If an outbreak occurs, direct insecticide spray at lower foliage or base of canes and soil drench. Keep insecticide off blooms and fruiting shoots.
Captiva is a repellent only.
Aphids
Thrips
IRAC
4A
3
4A
UN
1B
18B
UN
18B
18B
UN
 
Actara 25WDG, 3 oz (3)
*Asana XL, 4.8-9.6 oz (7)
Assail 30SG, 2.5-5.3 oz (1)
Captiva, 1-2 pt (0)
Malathion 57EC, 3 pt (1)
Aza-Direct, 1-3.5 pts (0)
Des-X, 2% sol (0)
Neemix, 5-7 oz (0)
Trilogy, 1-2% sol (0)
Venerate, 4-8 qt (0)
Check tender cane growth and underside of leaves.  Aphid sprays can also suppress blackberry pslyllid.  Aphids can vector viruses which pose more risk than feeding damage alone.
Do not apply Asana within 7 days of pollination as it will repel bees.
Actara is highly toxic to bees, use with caution.
Captiva is a repellent only.
Venerate for suppression only; apply early when populations low, newly hatched.
Anthracnose
Spur Blight
 
Same as New Cane Emergence
Sprays for anthracnose and spur blight at this time will also control cane blight.
 
Powdery Mildew
FRAC
11
11
M2
3
19
7, 11
3, 11
3
3
UN
UN
UN
M2
UN
UN
P5
18B
 
Abound 6.0-15.5 oz (0)
Cabrio EG, 14 oz (0)
Microthiol Disperss, 6-15 lb (0)
Orbit, 6 fl oz (30)
Ph-D, 6.2 oz (0)
Pristine, 18.5-23 oz (0)
QuiltXcel, 14-21 oz (30)
Rally 40W, 1.25-2.5 oz (0)
Tilt, 6 oz (30)
Actinovate, 3-12 oz (0)
JMS Stylet Oil, 3-6 qt (0)
Kaligreen, 2.5-3 lbs (1)
Kumulus DF, 6-15 lb (0)
Milstop, 2.5-5 lb (0)
Oxidate, 40-128 oz (0)
Regalia, 1-4 qts (0)
Trilogy, 1% sol. (0)
 
Apply no more than three applications of Abound per season.
Abound is extremely phytotoxic to certain apple varieties. DO NOT apply where drift may reach apple trees. DO NOT treat apple trees with equipment that has been previously used to apply Abound
Be aware of the long PHI for some of these products.
Orange Rust
FRAC
11
7, 11
3
3, 11
 
Cabrio EG, 14 oz (0)
Pristine, 18.5-23 oz (0)
Rally 40W, 2.5 oz (0)
QuiltXcel, 14-21 oz (30)
Red raspberries are immune to this disease.
Spray while orange pustules are visible, on a 10-14 day schedule until temps are >75˚F.
BLOOM - DO NOT APPLY INSECTICIDES DURING BLOOM
Botrytis fruit rot
(gray mold)
FRAC
11
11
M4
17
19
7, 11
3, 11
2
9, 12
UN
UN
UN
UN
 
 
17, M4
 
Abound, 6.0-15.5 oz (0)
Cabrio EG, 14 oz (0)
Captan 80WDG, 2.5 lb (3)
Elevate, 1.5 lb (0)
Ph-D, 6.2 oz (0)
Pristine, 18.5-23 oz (0)
QuiltXcel, 14-21 oz (30)
Rovral 4F, 1-2 pt (0)
Switch, 11-14 oz (0)
Actinovate, 3-12 oz (0)
Oxidate, 40-128 oz (0)
Serenade 2-6 qt (0)
Milstop, 2.5-5 lbs (0)
 
for RASPBERRY ONLY:
Captevate 68WDG, 3.5 lb (3) 
Space rows at least 8 feet apart, prune canes to a density of 3 to 4 canes per sq. ft. to improve air circulation.
Apply most fungicides at 5% bloom and again at full bloom. Repeat application only if weather is wet.
Powdery Mildew
 
Same as prebloom recommendations
Orange Rust
 
Same as prebloom recommendations
Petal Fall through harvest
Tarnished
plant bug
 
Same as pre-bloom application
Spotted Wing Drosophila
(SWD)
IRAC
3
4A
3
3
3
5
3
5
 
*Asana XL, 4.8-9.6 oz (7)
Assail 30SG 4.0-6.9 oz (1)
*Bifenture 10DF, 5.3-16 oz (3)
*Brigade WSB, 5.3-16 oz (3)
*Danitol 2.4EC, 10.6 oz (3)
Delegate WG, 3-6 oz (1)
*Mustang Max 4.0 oz (1)
Entrust, 1.25-2 oz (1)
Use traps baited with apple cider vinegar plus ethanol alcohol (90% apple cider vinegar plus 10% ethanol) and/or fermenting yeast to monitor population;or purchase commercially available traps and lures.
Spray once SWD adults are captured and fruit begins to turn color, or when first larva observed in fruit.
Aphids
IRAC
3
4A
4A
4A
1B
1B
18B
UN
UN
18B
18B
UN
 
*Asana XL, 4.8-9.6 oz (7)
Assail 30SG, 2.5-5.3 oz (1)
Actara 25WDG, 2-3 oz (3)
Admire Pro, 2.8 oz (3)
Malathion 57 EC, 3 pt (1)
Malathion 8F, 2-4 pt (1)
Aza-Direct, 12.5-42 oz (0)
Des-X, 2% sol (0)
M-Pede, 1-2% solution (0)
Neemix, 5-7 oz (0)
Trilogy, 1-2% sol (0)
Venerate, 4-8 qt (0)
Aphids can vector viruses which pose more risk than feeding damage alone.
Admire Pro is a soil applied.

Venerate for suppression only; apply early when populations low; newly emerged.
Sap beetles
IRAC
4A
1B
18B
3A
18B
3A
 
Assail 30SG, 4.5-5.3 oz (1)
Malathion 8F, 2-4 pt (1)
Molt-X, 8 oz (0)
Pyrenone Crop Spray, 2-12 oz (0)
Aza-Direct, 1-3.5 pt (0)
Pyganic 5EC, 4.5-18 oz (0) 
Keep planting as clean as possible of over-ripe fruit
Only raspberries labeled for this use.
Use 1.0% non-phytotoxic crop oil with Molt-X.
Two-spotted spider mite
IRAC
UN
3
3
10
10B
18B
UN
UN
UN
UN
 
Acramite 50WS, 0.75-1 lb (1)
*Bifenture 10DF, 16 oz (3)
*Brigade 2EC, 6.4 oz (3)
Savey 50WP, 4-6 oz (3)
Zeal, 2-3 oz (0)
Aza-Direct, 1-3.5 pt (0)
Des-X, 2% sol (0)
Grandevo DF, 1-3 lbs (0)
JMS Stylet Oil, 3-6 qt (0)
M-Pede, 1-2% solution (0)
Predatory mites may help. Avoid use of pesticides which will kill natural enemies of mites. Contact your local Extension Specialist for sources of predatory mites.

Acramite may only be applied twice per season; Savey and Zeal may each only be applied once per season.
Brigade is a restricted use material and may be applied once pre-bloom and once post-bloom.
JMS Stylet oil should not be sprayed on wet foliage or when temperatures are below 32˚F or above 90˚F and may be phytotoxic in combination or applied close to certain other materials. Read the label.

Apply Surround on fresh market berries only up to the first 3 weeks after fruit set as trace residues can be difficult to remove after harvest.

Captiva is a repellent only.

Potato Leafhopper
IRAC
4A
4A
4A
UN
1B
1B
1A
UN
 
Assail 30SG, 2.5-5.3 oz (1)
Actara 25WDG, 2-3 oz (3)
Admire Pro, 2.8 oz (3)
Captiva, 1-2 pt (0)
Malathion 57EC, 1.5pt (1)
Malathion 8F, 1-3.5 pt (1)
Sevin XLR Plus, 2 qt (7)
Des-X, 2% sol (0)
Scout for stunted growth and downward cupping leaves.
Japanese beetle
IRAC
4A
4A
1B
1A
18B
3
UN
 
Actara 25WDG, 3 oz (3)
Assail 30SG, 4.5-5.3 oz (1)
Malathion 57EC, 3 pt (1)
Sevin XLR Plus, 1-2 qt (7)
Aza-Direct, 1-3.5 pt (0)
PyGanic EC, 4.5-18 oz (0)
Surround WP, 20-50 lb (0)
 
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
(BMSB)
IRAC
4A
4A
3
3
3
1B
3
 
Actara, 3 oz (3)
Admire Pro, 2.1-2.8 oz (3)
*Bifenture 10DF, 5.3-16.0 oz (3)
*Brigade WSB, 5.3-16.0 oz (3)
*Danitol 2.4EC, 10.6 oz (3)
Malathion 5E, 2.5-3 pt (1)
*Mustang Max 4.0 oz (1)
 
Brown marmorated stick bug has been found in all New England states and as of 2014 has become an agricultural pest in southern New England.
Botrytis fruit rot
 
Same as bloom application
Same as bloom application
See bloom section. Check labels for harvest restrictions.
Powdery mildew
 
same as bloom recommendations
 
 
Late Leaf Rust
FRAC
11
7, 11
3
 
Cabrio EG, 14 oz (0)
Pristine, 18.5-23 oz (0)
Rally, 1.25-1.5 oz (0)
Plant and prune for good air circulation and drying conditions.
Primarily a problem on fall-bearing raspberries.‘Festival’ is susceptible.
Post harvest and thereafter
Phytophthora root rot
FRAC
33
33
33
4
 
 
 
 
4
 
Aliette WDG, 5 lb (60)
Phostrol, 4.5 pt (0)
Prophyt, 4 pt (0)
Ridomil Gold SL, 3.6 pts/1000 row ft (45)
 
 
for RASPBERRY ONLY:
 Ridomil Gold GR, 5 lb/1000 row ft (45)
Plant only in well-drained soils.
Planting on raised beds also significantly reduces Phytophthora incidence.
Cultivars Latham and Newburgh appear to be somewhat resistant.
Apply Ridomil in 3 ft wide band over the row in early fall; repeat in early spring before growth begins.
Apply Aliette and Phostrol in sufficient water to thoroughly wet the foliage.
Begin foliar sprays in the spring after bud break and continue spraying on a 45-60 day schedule up to a maximum of 4 sprays during the growing season.
Powdery mildew
 
Same as bloom recommendations
Apply no more than three applications of Abound per season.
Abound is extremely phytotoxic to certain apple varieties. DO NOT apply where drift may reach apple trees. DO NOT treat apple trees with equipment that has been previously used to apply Abound
QuiltXcel is limited to 3 applications per season.
Anthracnose
Leaf spot
FRAC
M1
 
Kocide 3000, 1.75 lb (0)
 
Observe maximum seasonal rate per acre for copper products.
Orange Rust
FRAC
11
7, 11
3
 
Cabrio EC, 14 oz (0)
Pristine, 18.5-23 oz (0)
Rally 40W, 2.5 oz (0)
Red raspberries are immune to this disease.
Late summer through frost.  The late season sprays are to control a second infection period for this disease.

Where brand names for chemicals are used, it is for the reader’s information. No endorsement is implied, nor is discrimination intended against products with similar ingredients. Please consult pesticide product labels for rates, application instructions and safety precautions. Users of these products assume all associated risks.
RAC- Resistance Action Committee group for resistance management.  Fungicides=FRAC, Insecticides=IRAC
*Restricted use pesticide; pesticide applicators license required. OMRI listed for organic production. (UN) unknown mode of action.
For resistance management do not make more than 2 sequential applications of fungicides in the same FRAC group or insecticides in the same IRAC group. See product labels or RAC GROUP column in this table for groups.