Cane Fruit Crop Walkers’ Guide

Cane fruit growers can encounter a range of pest and disease problems that impact on both the quality and yield of fruit unless they are identified and dealt with.  Typical symptoms and identification features of important pests and diseases covered in this guide include:

  • Aphids
  • Mites
  • Spotted wing drosphila
  • Mildew, blight, rust and many others

This guide also features naturally occurring and introduced predators that can help with controlling pests in commercial crops.

Use this guide to walk and monitor your crop, and help you identify the problem if you encounter symptoms.

This information was last updated in 2013.  

Useful links

Visit the spotted wing drosophila information hub

Visit the cane fruit resources index

Read the review of the impacts of wildflower interventions on beneficial insects in fruit crops

Visit the integrated pest and disease management in cane fruit page to find more about progress with this research project

Read the biocontrol in soft fruit guide