Statutory action on findings. Survey required on Rubus sp. hosts to determine whether Gnomoniopsis idaeicola is present but undetected in the UK.
Fungal pathogen of Rubus spp., present in countries across Europe, North America and Oceania. The pathogen’s distribution is likely to be wider than currently reported. If introduced this pathogen has the potential to cause damage to blackberry and potentially raspberry production in the UK.