Q.Can I Utilize Land Recently Cleared From Raspberries With Orange Rust Fungus For Anything?
I had to cut out a 12×4 foot section of raspberries due to rust fungus. I want to use this space for something productive preferably something that will help fortify the soil against the fungus next year, or a useful companion plant to help my remaining raspberries. Trying to turn lemons into lemonade. The area is south facing 4-6 hours of sun per day zone 7B (PNW).
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You can, pretty much, plant anything else that isn't related to raspberries in that area. All rusts that affect raspberries and blackberries will be a permanent installment in the soil, and no treatment will kill it off.
Here is an article that will help: