Blackberries are the most famous berries that even though not everybody owns the plant, they have heard of them or at least have eaten a blackberry once in their lives. They are plants that come from the family Rosaceae, in which are found different species of other berries.
As a plant, blackberries are indeed a little bit hard to be controlled, as their roots are super-strong, and the bushes can become quite big. The roots of blackberries, being super strong, you will find out that a blackberry never stops growing, it creates other bushes as time passes.
Anyways, even though blackberries are for some people the most favorite plants, there are the blackberry bushes which are kind of “hated” by others. That’s because they are a bit wild, and most importantly, they can gather around and grow different weeds within. Those weeds besides making the blackberry plant look bad also can stop the healthy growth of a blackberry plant, and I am here to help you with that!
In this article, I will be mentioning the ways how to deal with weeds around your blackberry plant, and the best way to deal with them is using herbicides! Which is the best herbicide for blackberries? Well, I am more than glad to help you find it!
Without losing your time any further, let us get this article started!
The Top 5 Best Herbicides for Blackberries
5. Green Gobbler – Best Organic
Let me get started with one of the most famous organic herbicides that are basically used everywhere you want, and using it in blackberries is no exception!
On Green Gobbler you will find 20% vinegar, and as a whole, it is made of corn. In order to deal with weed on blackberries, you should just apply it to the direct place in which they have grown.
Besides that, this herbicide can also be used in different driveways, parking lots, sidewalks, or wherever unwanted weeds and grass appear. You are definitely more than free to use it wherever and however you want.
By saying wherever and however, I would also like to include the fact that the Green Gobbler herbicide can be easily used around pets and children without any problem. It won’t harm the user in any way either.
It is also important to mention that the results after applying Green Gobbler will be shown in just one day.
4. Control Solutions Quali-Pro – Best With Metsulfuron Methyl
Moving on, the second herbicide that appears in this article is the Quali-Pro from Control Solutions. It will definitely be a big helper in dealing with blackberry weeds and bushes in general.
The main substance that the Quali-Pro herbicide owns is Metsulfuron Methyl, and it is found at a high percentage of 61%. The Metsulfuron Methyl is one of the best substances that is used in blackberries and it surely will help you deal with anything that you need to get rid of.
Having a high percentage of Metssulfuron Methyl, it is important to mention that you should be careful while in use, at least use some gloves or a mask.
Applying it is an easy thing to do, and it will help you not only in blackberries but wherever the unwanted weeds may appear. You should know that the application should be from 0.25 oz to 0.5 oz in an acre.
Whenever in use, the Quali-Pro takes up to seven days to show the best results.
3. Remedy Ultra – Best With Triclopyr
Another amazing herbicide that deserves a definite place in our article is the Remedy Ultra, which will indeed come as a remedy for your blackberries!
Differing from the two herbicides mentioned above, the Remedy Ultra is a herbicide in which the main substance is Triclopyr. I am glad to say that the Triclopyr substance is another way of dealing with unwanted bushes in general, and it can control more than 35 types of bushes.
The Remedy Ultra is also a super-safe herbicide that can be used around pets or children, and what is special about it is that besides the unwanted weeds it will also kill the pests that may be damaging your blackberries.
Even though it is safe to be used, you should have in mind that after applying this herbicide, you shouldn’t enter or step on the areas where it was applied.
The results of this herbicide will be shown after one week of usage, but the smaller ones will be killed in just 2 or 3 days.
2. Ranger+ – Best Runner Up
Ranger+ is a very famous herbicide that is used by many gardeners around the world, and it is not only used to kill weeds but plants as a whole as well.
You may know that glyphosate is also a substance that is needed a lot during the “killing” of different weeds or anything, and on Ranger+ you will find it at 41%. It is a herbicide that can definitely be used wherever you may want, while having in mind parking lots, driveways, and other places in which weed can easily appear.
It is important to mention that because of the high percentage of glyphosate, it will be definitely better if you mix the Ranger+ with water at a rate of 2-3 ounces of Ranger+ per gallon of water.
The results of this herbicide will be shown after 2 days of applying it, and it will start by destroying or killing the smallest parts.
1. Roundup Super Concentrate – Best Overall
As some of you may already have heard, the Roundup herbicides are one of the most famous and the most used types of herbicides by many gardeners all around the world, and they assure us that Roundup products are the best to be used.
The Roundup Super Concentrate is definitely one of the best herbicides when it comes to dealing with blackberries, and its main substance again is glyphosate, and it is found at 41% as well.
A specialty that should be mentioned about the Roundup Super Concentrate is the fact that it is rainproof in 30 minutes, so you don’t have to worry whether it will be washed away or not.
This herbicide can be used in driveways, patios, sidewalks, and in different bushes, just like blackberries.
Once you apply the Roundup Super Concentrate to the blackberries, the results are visible in just 24 hours easily, and on the next day, everything that you wanted to be gone will be!
Frequently Asked Questions
What should herbicides for blackberries have within?
You may know that herbicides are made of different substances, chemical ones, and in killing blackberries there are mentioned three of them, just like you can notice on the herbicides mentioned throughout this article.
There should be glyphosate as the main one, metsulfuron-methyl, and triclopyr.
Once you use herbicides that contain the three substances mentioned above, you will get rid of everything that is unwanted.
Can herbicides kill my blackberries?
It all depends on how and when you spray herbicides on blackberries. If you don’t want to destroy the berries, then you should have in mind applying herbicides whenever there are no berries left on the bush, because if you spray one berry with any kind of herbicide, it cannot be eaten in any way.
Can I use vinegar only?
I am well aware of the fact that vinegar is one of the most famous kinds of “herbicide” that is used around the world for different purposes. Still, if you are thinking of using direct vinegar in a blackberry plant, you will achieve nothing at all. There are definitely herbicides that have vinegar within, just like the Green Gobbler, but still, direct vinegar isn’t preferred to be used on blackberries.
Moving along, here we came to the end of this article! You can notice that I mentioned three types of herbicides, that may help you deal with the blackberry bushes and weeds in the best way possible. Still, you can also use organic herbicides and be more than sure that they will help!
I really hope that this article will help you find the best herbicide for blackberries!
Here, in this part, I would like to mention to you some other articles that I have already written.
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