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Is this mosaic virus?

Posted by Raistlyn 7 (My Page) on
Tue, May 14, 13 at 9:59

Hi, i just moved into a house with a large garden that includes a few raspberry, gooseberry and red currant bushes.

The raspberry bushes dont seem to be doing well and i have no experience! Have uploaded a pic. Is this mosaic virus or just a deficiency in nutrients? I know the prevents tenants did not tend to the garden much. If its a virus, what should i do?

Thanks!


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Another pic from another bush


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  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Tue, May 14, 13 at 10:15

I don't know if it's a virus but it could be a herbicide. Have you sprayed Roundup or anything else? Doesn't look like a nutrient issue.


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It looks like herbicide damage to me as well. Raspberries are very sensitive.

Scott


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I wouldnt know as I just moved into the property and have no clue what the previous tenants used. I assumed they didnt bother much with the garden as the state of the lawn isnt the best to say the least. I doubt it is Roundup though.

My neighbour has a huge raspberry bush too and they are just barely 2 metres apart and not affected. Also, the other fruit bushes (gooseberries and redcurrants) that are planted side by side, are not affected.

If it really is herbicide damage, is there anything i can do to salvage them or should i just pull them out?

thanks!


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  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Tue, May 14, 13 at 10:37

A herbicide could have drifted in on the wind, like 2,4D. Just wait and the plant will likely recover from herbicide. If it's a virus it won't recover although the growth might look better later. A virus will stay in the plant and appear next year.


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RE: Is this mosaic virus?

It is not mosaic virus; that causes multiple little pale spots to form on leaves, looking like a "mosaic" pattern.


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