Pesticide for SWD

Asked April 30, 2019, 7:28 AM EDT

Hello. I am a backyard gardener in Oakland county. I maintain 8 apple trees with pesticides (imidain) and captan. What would I use for SWD on my fall raspberries if I choose to go that route. I understand I might be fighting a losing battle but I am familiar with spray schedules and chemical handling and would at least like to know what would be the safest and most effective spray for SWD. Thank you

Oakland County Michigan swd raspberry insects

1 Response

Did you check out the SWD page with raspberry recommendations?
Click on the Factsheets and recommendations link on the right side of the page.
There is a factsheet for raspberries. there is a list of recommended chemical on the last page as well as ratings and other information such as PHI post harvest interval the days you need to wait after spraying for harvest.
Once you start picking you should pick as often as you can. You can use malathion over and over. I would suggest picking every other day and spraying after you pick.