Strawberry Disease Management



Strawberry is affected by many diseases around the world and their economic importance often is determined by cultural systems and varieties used, local environment, and limitations on availability and effectiveness of management strategies. This chapter reviews the currently available control measures and strategies, with emphasis on use of resistant varieties and non-chemical disease management. It is in necessity that a general treatise is presented, stressing strategies that should not become obsolete and that are useful in many, if not most, strawberry-growing regions of the world. One or more disease control strategies are generally emphasized because of local needs and restrictions. A great deal of information has been included which should give the reader a fuller understanding of strawberry diseases and their control, aspects of control strategies that are not readily apparent to the casual reader, interactive effects of pathogen, strawberry variety, and environment, and a large body of references pertinent to these areas. This review should be useful to growers, consultants, and researchers interested in developing disease management strategies for strawberry culture.


Powdery Mildew Fusarium Wilt Verticillium Wilt Methyl Bromide Strawberry Fruit 
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