Raspberry shoot tips dying

Asked July 28, 2018, 3:12 PM EDT

Our raspberry bushes are thriving and productive but intermittently yet continually experience the appearance of a distinct band on a branch and the branch and leaves beyond the band die. (Picture attached) Is this abnormal and is it treatable? Thank you A.L. Byron, DVM MSU ‘76

Wayne County Michigan fruits and vegetables raspberries

1 Response

That is an insect called the raspberry cane borer.
Here is an article and some pictures.