Keeping Japanese Beetles Off Raspberries

Asked November 9, 2016, 8:36 AM EST

Is there a netting that will keep Japanese beetles off raspberries? They have ruined my harvest the last couple of years. I don't want to spray for them and contaminate the fruit. Any suggestions?

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1 Response

Netting may help, but raspberries need bees for best pollination, so you risk reducing or eliminating your crop.

Hand picking is the best Japanese beetle control method:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/japanese-beetles/