A SURVEY OF RASPBERRY PESTS IN MONTENEGRO
Field surveys were conducted in producing raspberry fields from 2002-2006 and in one nursery from 2007-2010, monthly, from May to September. In five consecutive years, the presence of tortricid moths (rose tortrix Archips rosana and bud moth Spilonota ocellana), aphids (small raspberry aphid Aphis ideai and rubus aphid Amphorophora rubi), raspberry gall midge (Lasioptera rubi) and rose stem girdler (Agrilus rubicola) were found in raspberry fields and, in 2002, larvae of European cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha) were found in one field. With the exception of Melolontha melolontha, whose larvae caused wilting of more than half of the primocanes in 2002, all other pests were sporadically present with no signs of economically important damages. In 2007 and 2008, presence of Agrilus rubicola, Lasioptera rubi, and the raspberry cane midge (Tomasinia theobaldi) were detected in the inspected nursery. On the basis of these results, we conclude that in raspberry producing fields, economically important damage was caused only by Melolontha melolontha in 2002. In the nursery, the most important problem was caused by A. rubicola in 2007 and 2008.
Hrnčić , S. and Radonjić , S. (2012). A SURVEY OF RASPBERRY PESTS IN MONTENEGRO. Acta Hortic. 946, 243-246
Rubus idaeus, orchards, nursery, visual inspection, Agrilus rubicola, Melolontha melolontha