Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 1, Issue 3&4,2003
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Strawberry fungal diseases


Berta de los Santos, Carmen Barrau, Fernando Romero

Recieved Date: 2002-12-17, Accepted Date: 2003-07-19


Strawberry (Fragaria ananassa Duchesne) fungal diseases cause considerable economic losses in crop areas all over the world. strawberry diseases can be divided into two classes: in one group we include those caused by soil-borne pathogens and in the other the diseases caused by aerial pathogens. Among the soil-borne pathogens we found primarily species of Phytophthora and Rhizoctonia and belonging to the second group the species of ColletotrichumBotrytis cinereaSphaerotheca macularis and Zythia fragariae. Disease control depends on the correct pathogen identification, the use of pathogen-free transplants, control of fungi and sanitation measurements. Soil-borne pathogens may be controlled by soil disinfestations, by systemic fungicides and under some conditions by soil and water management. Application of control measures must be based on the knowledge of disease etiology, epidemiology, and on a cognizance of the pathogen life cycle.


Botrytis cinerea, Colletotrichum spp., fruit rot, Gnomonia comari, Phytophthora spp., Rhizoctonia spp., Sphaerotheca macularis

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2003
Volume: 1
Issue: 3&4
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 129-132

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