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.
Consider rotation crops for reducing pest problems and improving soil structure, organic matter, and water penetration.
Consider a cover crop to reduce runoff and erosion.
Thoroughly work-in crop residue immediately after harvest, allowing it to completely decompose before the next strawberry crop.
Analyze field records for pest problems:Insects
- Angular leaf spot
- Botrytis fruit rot
- Fusarium wilt
- Macrophomina crown rot
- Phytophthora crown and root rot
- Powdery mildew
- Red stele
- Verticillium wilt
Analyze how management strategies affected yield to plan a management program for the next strawberry crop.