BLACKBERRIES

Asked June 27, 2019, 6:48 PM EDT

WHAT CAN I USE FOR STINK BUGS?

Warren County North Carolina

1 Response

Thanks for contacting us! It would be preferable to have more details, such as the size of the planting, the degree of infestation, and whether this is a commercial or garden situation. That being said, stink bugs do not normally cause significant damage to the berries, in which case spraying would not be recommended. However, if the numbers are problematic, then a product containing carbaryl should likely do the trick. There are other options as well, especially for commercial growers. It will be crucial to choose a product that includes blackberries on the list of crops that can be treated. It will also be crucial to check the harvest interval, i.e. how long you need to wait to harvest after spraying the product. Again, it would be best to get more information about your situation, so feel free to contact us at 252-257-3640.

Best,
Paul