This factsheet provides information on the biology of Phytophthora fragariae var. rubi and the effect it has on raspberry and other cane fruit crops. It summarises techniques that should be employed both to avoid and contain infection and offers the currently approved control measures.
Root, crown and basal stem rots caused by species of Phytophthora, Pythium and Rhizoctonia are economically important diseases of container-grown hardy ornamentals. This factsheet describes the symptoms caused by these pathogens, their biology, and a management strategy for disease control.