Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Whats eating me?

Posted by queenskitchen 6B/7 (NYC) (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 16, 12 at 22:11

This same issue is happening to my blackberries and some raspberries. Aside from some holes in the plants, i have seen the same pattern on stems two brown lines about 1/4 to 1/2 inch apart. they appear to be like shallow cuts around the stem. Sometimes the leaves above start to wilt. the branches easily snap off there as if they were partially cut. i have also seen some of the stems start to get a brown bruise on them.
any ideas what it is and how to make it stop. all plants are in containers.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Whats eating me?

Cane borers, research "raspberry cane borer". The damage is caused by the larva of a beetle. Cut off below the lowest ring and discard.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here