How to "Sanitize" an area with virus infected raspberries
well; it's official. my 10 year old raspberry patch is infected. I'll still get some berries this year but approx. 1/2 the plants have the stunted fruit and yellowed leaves indicative of a virus.
I already started another patch a couple of hundred feet away with nursery plants.
Once I get whatever harvest I can this year I plan on cleaning out the raspberries and planting other things there next year.
I'm asking if there isd a recommended process or procedure for clearing out the infected plants. I thought I might treat them all with roundup and then burn the canes late in the fall. As I understand it the virus stays in the soil for several years no matter what I do.
suggestions or comments anyone?