Raspberry cane blight

Raspberry cane blight is a common and serious fungal disease of raspberries, causing extensive die-back of canes.

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Raspberry cane blight

Quick facts

Common name: Raspberry cane blight
Scientific name: Paraconiothyrium fuckelii, syn. Leptosphaeria coniothyrium
Plants affected: Raspberries (occasionally roses and strawberries)
Main symptoms: Canes die back
Caused by: Fungus
Timing: Visible from mid-summer onwards

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