Causes and Prevention of Orange Felt in Blackberries

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Phillip Brannen, an Extension plant pathologist with the University of Georgia, recently spoke on the significance of orange cane blotch in blackberries and action to take to control this disease. Orange cane blotch, or orange felt, is an algal disease that mostly affects coastal plain regions of the Southeast. Orange felt occurs in hot and humid environments, making it a …

Identification and Prevention of Orange Rust in Blackberries

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Phillip Brannen, an Extension plant pathologist with the University of Georgia, recently spoke on orange rust in blackberries and a way to prevent it. Orange rust is mostly prevalent in North Carolina. When infected, the leaves on the cane will turn yellow after developing in the spring. The back of the leaves will be covered in orange, pimple-like bumps. Because …