Maintaining a healthy bed of raspberry plants is often difficult due to their susceptibility to virus infection. Many different viruses can cause a decline in vigour and yield. The symptoms produced by virus infection can be very variable.
Scientific name Various
Plants affected Raspberries, blackberries and hybrid berries
Main symptoms Yellow or pale green spots, blotches, mottles or mosaics on the leaves. Stunted growth and yield loss
Caused by Viruses
Timing Seen mainly in mid- to late summer and autumn
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