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How to Identify Strawberry Diseases: Summary
This resource is a guide to identifying strawberry diseases. Originally published by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, it was written by Charles W. Averre, William O. Cline, Ronald K. Jones, and Robert D. Milholland. While specifically written for North Carolina farmers, the information holds true regardless of location. Strawberry growers or home gardeners with sick strawberry plants will likely benefit from this resource.
This document contains a photo catalog of all the most common strawberry pathogens as well as pictures of the damage done by strawberry pests and parasites. The strawberry plant diseases and pests discussed are: scorch, leaf spot, leaf blight, powdery mildew, gray mold, botrytis fruit rot, leather rot, anthracnose fruit rot, southern stem blight, southern stem blight sclerotia, anthracnose, anthracnose petiole lesions, anthracnose crown symptoms, red stele in field, red stele in roots, black root rot, northern root knot nematode, slime mold, the lesion nematode, leak, and spring dwarf. (for additional information, visit the Strawberry Plant page.)
If your strawberry plants appear to be infected or preyed upon by a parasite or best, be sure to visit this identification resource to help you identify the cause of your problems.
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Length: 5 pages