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.
Confirm correct planting, note any need for replanting.
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
Look for diseases and flag locations with problems:
- Angular leaf spot
- Common leaf spot
- Leaf blotch
- Phytophthora crown and root rot
- Powdery mildew
- Red stele root rot
Look for vertebrate pests and flag locations with problems:
- Ground squirrels
- Pocket gophers
- Apply preemergence herbicide as needed according to the Pest Management Guidelines.
- Handweed as needed.
Remove runners in summer plantings as needed.
Consider monitoring salinity of irrigation water.
Monitor soil moisture and irrigate as needed.
Apply fertilizer as needed.