Blackcurrant big bud mite

The vigour and cropping potential of blackcurrants can be reduced by large populations of big bud mite.

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Blackcurrant big bud

Quick facts

Common name Blackcurrant big bud mite
Scientific name Cecidophyopsis ribis
Plants affected Blackcurrant
Main symptoms Enlarged rounded buds in winter that fail to develop in spring
Most active January-May

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