- Avoid overcrowding by thinning out any young canes that are not required. This should be done as early in the spring as possible
- Avoid the over-application of nitrogen
- If spur blight develops, cut out and dispose of badly affected canes
- Choose resistant cultivars. The cultivars ‘Glen Lyon’, ‘Glen Moy’, ‘Glen Rosa’, ‘Julia’, ‘Leo’ and ‘Malling Admiral’ have some resistance to spur blight
The fungicide, copper oxychloride (Bayer Garden Fruit and Vegetable Disease Control) can be used on raspberries. It is recommended for cane spot control, but may also have useful activity against spur blight.
Spray canes in spring, avoiding the flowering period. If it is necessary to spray during flowering, do so in the evening to avoid harming pollinating insects.
Fungicides for gardeners (Adobe Acrobat pdf document outlining fungicides available to gardeners)