Disease Descriptions and Management
When planting strawberry varieties, plant disease-resistant varieties when possible. For strawberry variety descriptions, see Table 8.1. Basic cultural guidelines for the control of plant diseases are discussed under Pest Management. Table 2.4 lists pesticides available on various fruit crops for the control of diseases. Pictures of fruit diseases can be found in the Fruit Pathology Fact Sheets.
Fruit growers can use many methods to control strawberry diseases, all of which are important to successful disease control. Fungicides are only one of the control options and are not always successful. Table 8.2 summarizes the control options and their effectiveness for each of the strawberry diseases. Table 8.3 describes the effectiveness of fungicides on strawberries. Table 8.4 describes the occurrence of insects and mites on strawberries, and Table 8.5 and Table 8.6 provide information about pesticide use. A general discussion of insect management appears in Pests and Pesticides.