Year-Round IPM Program Pages
This year-round IPM program covers the major pests of strawberry fruit-production fields in California. Pest management activities for strawberry nurseries are discussed only as they impact pest problems in the field.
- Mitigate pesticide effects on air and water quality.
Monitor for spider mites and caterpillars.
- Keep records, and manage as needed according to the Pest Management Guidelines.
Monitor for other insects and mites and flag locations with problems:
- Cyclamen mite
- Vinegar flies
- Spotted-wing drosophila
Look for diseases and flag locations with problems:
- Angular leaf spot
- Common leaf spot
- Fusarium wilt
- Leaf blotch
- Macrophomina crown rot
- Phytophthora crown rot
- Red stele root rot
- Verticillium wilt
Manage diseases as needed according to the Pest Management Guidelines.
- Botrytis fruit rot
- Powdery mildew
Look for vertebrate pests, flag locations with problems:
- Ground squirrels
- Pocket gophers
Survey for weed emergence; manage as needed according to the Pest Management Guidelines.
Remove and discard decayed fruit and fruit with water damage.
Look for bird damage on fruit, especially in locations with a history of bird presence.
Consider monitoring salinity of irrigation water.
Monitor soil moisture and irrigate as needed.
Apply fertilizer as needed.