SWD in rasberries

Asked July 17, 2017, 6:55 PM EDT

I have been finding little white larvae in my rasberries. I've froze about 6, quart sz bags of rasberries, that I think don't have any..... Should I dispose of them? Are they a health risk if eaten? Should I dig out and clean out my raspberry patch and plant new ones next year? Fruit has been falling to the ground

Rice County Minnesota

1 Response

If you aren't overly concerned about the berries you have in the freezer you can safely eat them, they are not harmful to humans. Here is a link to info about SWD and how to deal with them. http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/fruit/integrated-pest-management-for-home-raspberry-... . Here is a link with info from the MN Dept. of Ag. https://www.mda.state.mn.us/plants/insects/swd.aspx