Blackberry Issue

BKG1(8a)May 30, 2014

Anybody know what causes this? I can't find a bug anywhere causing this.

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BKG1(8a)

Another pic

    Bookmark   May 30, 2014 at 6:15PM
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BKG1(8a)

Last one

    Bookmark   May 30, 2014 at 6:16PM
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don555(3a)

Just looks to me like a few flowers didn't get fertilized, so died.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2014 at 9:49PM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

dry berry mite

    Bookmark   May 30, 2014 at 11:51PM
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gator_rider2(z8 Ga.)

Here link you need too read about red mites and insecticides.

Here is a link that might be useful: Red mites

    Bookmark   May 31, 2014 at 9:26AM
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BKG1(8a)

Thanks. That has to be it. I guess I am too late to spray this year or could I do it. The blooms are 99 % gone. 75 % are fully sized red like picture with one variety turning black slowly. The other varieties are just forming and small and green.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2014 at 12:55PM
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gator_rider2(z8 Ga.)

This link show what do in summer, don't use dormant oil in summer use Horticultural oils. Host plants that may have will need summer spray as well blackberries, I think have European red mites, but you read up and decide by plants you have. Tapping leaves over white paper plate give some so ID with magnification seeing color and legs important.

Here is a link that might be useful: Mites

    Bookmark   May 31, 2014 at 7:00PM
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BKG1(8a)

Thanks, I am investigating everything now. I appreciate the insight into the problem.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 8:44AM
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