Published on: January 6, 2018
- Monitor for symptoms frequently (once per week).
- Bag and remove diseased plants quickly (there is no known cure for Rose Rosette disease).Bagging is necessary to prevent further spread of the disease via the air borne mite vector. Remove the root ball. This does not have to be bagged as the mite does not reside in the root ball. The infected plants should be destroyed by burning or transporting to a landfill. Do not compost.
- A new rose may be replanted in the same space after one week has passed.
- Miticides can be used to control the mite vector to prevent further spread of the virus.
- The spread of the mite vector and thus the virus can be decreased by not planting roses too closely to each other and by interplanting roses among non-rose plants or structures.