Phytophthora root rot of raspberry and other cane fruits

Root rots in raspberry and other cane fruit crops can be is caused by a number of species of the soilborne fungi Phytophthora. The most important is now recognised as being Phytophthora fragariae var. rubi (P. fragariae var. rubi).

Find out more about this disease including:

  • Symptoms
  • How plants become infected 
  • The disease life cycle 
  • Cultural control methods
  • Chemical control method

This information was last updated in 2007.