We suspect we have raspberry fruit worm. How do we treat our patch to get rid...

Asked August 20, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT

We suspect we have raspberry fruit worm. How do we treat our patch to get rid of the little guys?

Goodhue County Minnesota raspberry pest

1 Response

Is the pest that's affecting your raspberries the raspberry fruitworm or the spotted wing drosophila? The fruitworm feeds on immature berries. The drosophila infests ripe fruit.

Go here for information about the drosophila and how to manage them:

Spotted wing Drosophila in Home Gardens
http://www1.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/spotted-wing-drosophila-in-home-gardens/

Go here for information about the fruitworm:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/projects/yardandgarden/ygbriefs/e216raspberry.html