Location
Preventing redberry disease by monitoring and control of blackberry mite

Research

SF 116 - Preventing redberry disease by monitoring and control of blackberry mite

Start Date: 
01/04/2010
Completion Date: 
31/03/2012
Project Leader: 
Jerry Cross
Code: 
SF 116

This project will study the relationship between the numbers of blackberry mite and the level of red berry disease. It will also monitor the migration of the mite through the season. Spray trials will identify effective spray treatments and when to best time applications. This will provide vital information to growers on how best to monitor, time and target sprays for blackberry mite in order to reduce the incidence of red berry disease in blackberry.