Like every plant in our garden, raspberries can be attacked by garden pests.
- The most formidable of them - strawberry-raspberry weevil. He has an amazing gluttony, damaging the leaves and flowers of the plant. Beetle larvae, which hatch directly in the buds and flowers of the plant, eat away parts of the flower, leading to its drying out. Pests hibernate under fallen leaves. It is best to start the fight against weevils even before flowering by spraying the plants with preparations "Confidor", "Iskra" or their analogues. After fruiting, raspberry bushes need to be sprayed with karbofos.
- No less harm to fruiting raspberry bushes can be caused by such raspberry pests as raspberry beetlesthat can destroy up to 100% of the crop or make it unusable for sale and processing. They damage fruits and eat young leaves on raspberry bushes. The fight against the raspberry beetle consists in spraying the plant during the budding period with a solution of karbofos, preparations "Decis "," Iskra "," Confidor "... It is advisable to dig deeply into the soil near the bushes and aisles during the pupation period of the beetle larvae.
- Raspberry gnats, or escaping galitsa - quite common pests of raspberries. Laying the larvae in cracks on the bark of young shoots, the larvae damage the cambial layer, which leads to the drying of young shoots. It is necessary to fight the shoot galitsa by twice spraying the plants with a solution of karbofos and digging up the soil near the bushes in spring or autumn. Spoiled shoots must be cut and burned.
- Kidney raspberry moth - This is a small butterfly, the larvae of which are able to completely gnaw out the buds of the plant and then take root in the shoots. Old plantings are highly likely to be affected by raspberry moths. In order to prevent damage to plantings by a pest, it is necessary to cut and burn the sprouted shoots and burn them. It is also advisable to spray the plants with the same preparations during the swelling of the buds as in the fight against the raspberry beetle.
- The same methods of struggle can be applied in relation to raspberry stem fly, the larvae of which severely damage the stems of the plant, which can lead to its death.