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orange rust on brambles

 
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http://agsci.psu.edu/fphg/brambles/diseases/rust

has anyone ever had to deal with this and how did you proceed? I noticed on our neighbors wild blackberries this bright orange "rust" that looks like they were spray painted with flourescent orange paint. With our strange weather here in Michigan this year this is the first it has ever been spotted. This is affecting the wild brambles fairly near our house gardens (we grow thornless blackberries and black raspberries which they say could be affected)..There are thousands in the woods and our concern is it spreading to our domesticated berries which are nearby. We can't force our neighbors to pull and burn all of their blackberries, thousands and thousands, and they have already begun to spread their spores in the wind.

I guess maybe I can only hope ours are safe, resistante, whatever? any suggestions?
 
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Have you ever investigated Oxine AH (AH stands for animal health)?

It can kill many/most bacteria, viruses, etc. It is routinely used in livestock water. Also used in intense bio-security situations.
It is also OMRI approved for organic use.

Might be a way to control your problem.

http://lilyproducts.com/OxineAHsalesbrochur.pdf

Hint: It is also used in the organic food industry, and for beer brewing...is the most common material used for flushing beer tap lines in pubs. You might find it cheaper in such places than vet suppliers, ie:
http://www.acechem.com/new/oxine.html

 
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thanks, the internet says the only control is to pull up by the roots and burn it? but if you get it going around in the air, wind and on you clothes it can spread it worse !! sheesh. I am staying away from it right now while it is sending out it's spores and the wind is NOT in the direciton of our gardens..but that could last a while..it is mostly on the neighbor's property, but will give suggestions to them..thanks.
 
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This year has been unusually wet here (for May) and so I'm noticing rust on my raspberries,  as are other gardeners. I wonder what organic methods might be used. Compost tea in the evening? My raspberries are in pots so maybe keeping them dry under cover will help
 
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I’d try Monterey Disease Control.
 
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Is it cedar apple rust variety?

If so, cedar is required for its lifecycle so removing nearby cedars can help.

I chopped down the affected blackberries and sprayed theives essential oil on the unaffected one's. So far so good.
 
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