Controlling blackberry is a long-term project and generally cannot be achieved by one-off strategies, particularly for larger infestations.

MANAGING BLACKBERRY

Controlling blackberry is a long-term and generally cannot be achieved by one-off strategies, particularly for larger infestations. The three main management options available for blackberry include physical control, biological control and herbicides.

 

A control program should be well planned to consider all the available management options and to ensure they are appropriately integrated for maximum control.

 

For further detailed information on each of the control practices, please refer to the BLACKBERRY CONTROL MANUAL – management and control options for blackberry ‘Rubus spp.’ in Australia; read the publication – BEST PRACTICE BLACKBERRY CONTROL: Options for Blackberry Control – Chemical/Physical; explore the informative FEATURE PANEL LINKS below and visit our RESOURCE COLLECTION.

 

Information on a new non-chemical demonstration site, located in North East Victoria, near the township of Towong can be found here.

CONTROL WITH HERBICIDES

HERBICIDES ARE HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TOOLS FOR CONTROLLING BLACKBERRIES. READ MORE.

HERBICIDES: HELPFUL TIPS

HELPFUL TIPS TO CONSIDER WHEN USING HERBICIDES TO CONTROL BLACKBERRIES.

HERBICIDES AT A GLANCE

FIVE CONSIDERATIONS WHEN SELECTING A HERBICIDE & SITUATIONS FOR SPECIFIC HERBICIDES.

BIOLOGICAL CONTROL

CURRENTLY THE ONLY BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENT TESTED AND RELEASED INTO AUSTRALIA IS THE LEAF RUST FUNGUS (Phragmidium violaceum), WHICH ATTACKS ONLY EUROPEAN BLACKBERRY.

PHYSICAL CONTROL

CONTROLLING BLACKBERRY USING PHYSICAL CONTROL METHODS.

NON-CHEMICAL SITE

A NON-CHEMICAL DEMONSTRATION SITE IS LOCATED IN NORTH EAST VICTORIA, NEAR THE TOWNSHIP OF TOWONG.

BLACKBERRY CONTROL MANUAL

DOWNLOAD THE BLACKBERRY CONTROL MANUAL