How can I protect raspberry plants from pests such as beetles?
Raspberry plants can be seriously affected by the raspberry beetle (Byturus tormentosus). Adults feed on leaves and flowers and the larvae feed and damage fruit. The raspberry beetle is attracted to plants by sight and smell and so a trap is designed to look like the plant whilst a pheromone lure mimics the scent. It is important to place the trap according to instructions as the adults emerge from the ground in spring.
How to use our traps for raspberry beetles.
Our traps are a sustainable chemical free solution to trap and control the raspberry beetle.
- Traps should be hung 1m above the ground
- Set up 4-6 weeks before the first flower, normally April-July
- Replace lures every 6 weeks. 2 lures per normal raspberry season
- Attracts beetles by the colour and smell of the trap.
- Each trap protects around 50 m2
- Only the correct pheromone lure should be used with this trap.
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