Very little information exists on pathogens and pests that affect Utah raspberry production. In fact a survey of Utah raspberry growers at the 2015 USU Urban and Small Farms conference showed that 72% said the largest problem they had was with diseases and pests, and 71% of those did not know what the diseases actually were.
Several viruses, bacteria, pests, and nutrient deficiencies can have a large influence on raspberry yield. This survey was designed to raise awareness among Utah raspberry growers, help them to better prepare for, and manage these possible disease problems. This will be increasingly more important as time goes on because raspberry production in Utah is consistently growing.
Research On Capitol Hill 2016
Christensen, Sean, "Plant diseases and pests in Utah raspberries" (2016). Research on Capitol Hill. Paper 30.