Integrated Pest Management (IPM) service begins the first week of May (or once cranberries break dormancy) and continues until the end of August. By conducting weekly visual sweeps and implementing pheromone traps, we are able to record the presence of related pests and diseases on each individual field. If a disease cannot be identified visually, a plant sample can be sent for analysis to the BCAGRI lab for a separate fee.  Recommendations for control will be made when deemed necessary to avoid economic loss.  A detailed report is delivered to clients after each visit.

It important to note that IPM service involves the systematic sampling of the crop to assess overall trends in pest populations and does not provide an absolute count of the total pest population in a cranberry bed.

Cranberry Pests

  • Blackheaded fireworm
  • Cranberry fruitworm
  • Cranberry girdler
  • Cranberry tipworm
  • Dearness scale
  • Other caterpillars
  • Rusty tussock moth
  • Sparganothis fruitworm
  • Weevils
  • Rosebloom
  • Root rot
  • Red leaf spot