For pest issues we have the usual Botrytis fruit rots, and more interestingly, we typically have a significant amount of Anthracnose as a flower / fruit issue. To the point where we won't harvest much if we do not control it. Powdery mildew is sporadic here.
|Two Spotted Mites (Image by J. Bundy)|
|Iron is an issue in Desert Strawberries|
|The one on the right does not look too happy-- |
root diseases strike again! The one on the left has
worm damage and the center of the flower is frosted
|Phytophthora--Killer of Youth...|
One of the more interesting things about strawberries is that there is a limit on how many people want... at the beginning of harvest (December), our staff are arm wrestling to see who gets to take them home... and by March, everyone looks the other way when they walk past the boxes...
Whatever your testing needs are for Strawberries, let us know and we will work with you on a method!