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

1 Response

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