Caterpillars in berry crops: IPM guide

This resource was developed as part of a 12-guide series for small-scale vegetable and berry farmers in the Fraser Valley and Lillooet-Pemberton areas. Growers in other regions of BC may also find the information applicable to their local conditions.

Leafrollers and spanworms are generally the most common caterpillars to cause damage in berry crops.

This guide contains integrated pest management (IPM) information tailored for small-scale production, but the guidelines can be applied to all operation sizes. It includes:

  • Identification and lifecycle details including photographs of pest phases
  • Information about how and when to monitor
  • Options for biological, cultural, physical and chemical control


IPM Guide - Caterpillars in Berry Crops - 2021

1 MB, pdf