Spraying Raspberry Plants

Familiarize yourself with potential pest and diseases issues for raspberry plants in your area. Your local cooperative horticultural extension is an excellent resource for this information. Documents for identification and control (put together by your local state universities) may already exist online, free of charge. Your nearest independent garden centers and local growers are also invaluable sources of pest and disease control in your area.

In high-density areas, a spray schedule consisting of the right sprays and applying at the right times (per the spray’s label) can be paramount to the survival of your raspberry plants. Many potential issues can be prevented with sprays before they become problematic. To get the most return on the investment of your time and energy, spraying raspberry plants should be done consistently and thoroughly following the guidelines below.

NOTE: This is part 9 in a series of 11 articles. For a complete background on how to grow raspberry plants, we recommend starting from the beginning.