Raspberry problem - Knowledgebase Question

Bridgewater, Ne
Question by trust500
June 3, 2010
My raspberries were growing well until they blossomed,and set fruit. The berries are drying up as they ripen.The plants leaves have turned a yellowish green. Next years canes look healthy.
Do you have any thoughts on this?
Thank you for your time.


Answer from NGA
June 3, 2010


I suspect your plants are being attacked by Tarnished Plant Bugs. Their feeding can cause the fruits to dry up and the leaves to become a yellowish green. It's not a positive diagnosis, though, so carefully inspect your plants several times a day to see if you can find these insect pests.

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