Can I reduce the chance of transplanting bindweed when I divide raspberry canes?

Asked February 19, 2020, 4:58 PM EST

I find myself needing to move a raspberry patch and a blackberry patch, and I am concerned about moving bindweed along with the desirable plants. Any tips on avoiding this beyond careful inspection of root systems? Thanks!

Utah County Utah

1 Response

You are right, the main tactic is to check the roots as carefully as possible. The weed specialist for Utah is Dr Corey Ransom, and you can contact him at, as he may have other recommendations. Take care.