highbush cranberry infestation and destruction

lakeviewss3(z5NY)June 8, 2008

after 12 yrs.our hedge of highbush crans. are in danger of being wiped out.last yr.they were attacked by a small worm or caterpiller as soon as they blossemed and there were no berries.this has started again ,the flowers have been out for 3 to 5 days and they are becoming infested again...the leaves are totally shredded,hope someone can help

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greylady_gardener

hello, I am just an occasional lurker, but see that you haven't had a response, so thought I would jump in. I have no idea what it could be, but I did a search for pests and came up with a site with some info about something called "cranberry fruitworm" which can be a problem with this shrub. The link is below. I hope that helps, but if you don't think that is it, then maybe you could take a sample of the worm (in a sealed container of course :)) to a nursery around you and see if they can identify it and suggest something to control it.
gg

Here is a link that might be useful: cranberry fruitworm info

    Bookmark   June 11, 2008 at 8:40AM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Google viburnum borer. Its another possibility.

tj

Here is a link that might be useful: Borer

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 10:17PM
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