Bacon County Ag Update

Flea Beetle Control in Blueberries

I have gotten several questions lately about options for flea beetle control in blueberry plantings. A lot of clients ask about using Mustang Max for Flea beetle control. While it is a good product and has been recommended in some past Southeast Regional Blueberry Integrated Management Guide, it is not a recommended product in the 2015 version.

Products approved for use include:

  • Sevin 80s (carbaryl)
  • Assail 30SG (acetamiprid)
  • Asana XL (esfenvalerate)
  • Admire 4.6F (imidacloprid)
  • Entrust 80W/SC (spinosad)
  • Delagate WG (spinetoram)
  • Actara 25WDG (thiamethoxam)

For complete recommendations please refer to the 2015 Southeast Regional Blueberry Integrated Management Guide or Contact me at the Extension office.