The diseases discussed below are common to all brambles; however, susceptibility to these diseases varies within the bramble groups.
Blueberry varieties differ in their susceptibility to the various diseases.
The more common diseases found on currants and gooseberries are anthracnose, leaf spot, and powdery mildew.
Many cultural methods such as pruning and sanitation practices will help in keeping disease organisms out of your plantings. See basic cultural guidelines for the control of plant diseases under Pest Management.