Home Fruit Gardens: Table 8.2. Strawberry Disease Control Strategies

Informational table showing summary of strawberry disease control strategies.
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Updated: August 11, 2016

Home Fruit Gardens: Table 8.2. Strawberry Disease Control Strategies

John Hartman, University of Kentucky, Bugwood.org

Diseases

  • VW = verticillium wilt
  • V = viruses
  • RS = red stele
  • FR = fruit rot
  • BRR = black root rot
  • LS = leaf spots
  • N = nematodes
  • PM = powdery mildew
Disease Control ConsiderationsVWRSBRRNVFRLSPM
1. Good drainage-++++--++-
2. No shade-+---++++-
3. No infested runoff+++++----
4. Rotation++++++++--+-
5. Resistant varieties++++---+++++
6. Disease-free plants+++++++++-++
7. Adequate plant and row spacing-----+++++
8. No cultivation from infested soil+++++----
9. Mulch against winter injury--++-----
10. Avoid frosted blossoms-----+--
11. Fungicide sprays-----++++++
12. Overripe fruit-----++--
13. Fruit storage conditions-----++--
14. Renovation--++---++

++ = most important controls
+ = helpful controls
- = no effect