Cane Diseases of Brambles (PPFS-FR-S-17)
Several cane diseases commonly lead to the formation of cankers in Kentucky bramble plantings. If left unchecked, these fungal diseases significantly reduce overall yields and limit the longevity of bramble plantings.
This publication discusses the three most commonly observed cane diseases in Kentucky: anthracnose, cane blight, and spur blight. Information on causes, symptoms, disease development, and disease management is included, along with color photos that can aid in diagnosis.
Cane Diseases of Brambles (PPFS-FR-S-17) is available online.
For additional publications on fruit diseases, visit the UK Plant Pathology Extension Publications webpage.
By Nicole Ward Gauthier, Extension Plant Pathologist