Grubex

Asked March 15, 2017, 7:16 AM EDT

Is Grubex safe to use early spring beneath raspberry bushes to prevent Japanese beetles?

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1 Response

It is not safe to use Grubex on a raspberry beds and it is also illegal to do so. Pesticides may only be used according to the directions on the label and Grubex is for lawns.
Pesticides that can be used and control measures are described in the fact sheets referenced below.
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/fruit/integrated-pest-management-for-home-raspberry-...
http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/managing_japanese_beetles_in_fruit_crops