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Row Cover Usage

Row covers can be used to accomplish a few different things in strawberry plasticulture.  For us in Georgia, they are best suited for protecting blooms and small fruit from frost as we near our first harvest dates.
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Strawberry Fertility

Spring is just around the corner so we need to be thinking about our strawberry fertility programs.  Now is a great time to get a tissue sample.  This will give you a baseline and let you know if your pre-plant fertilizer has run out.  It also allows you to check…
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Colletotrichum Resistance to QoI Fungicides

Anthracnose fruit rot disease, caused by fungal Colletotrichum species, is one of the most significant disease problems of commercial strawberry production in Georgia and the Southeast.  Resistance to site specific fungicides could result in control failures if proper resistance management strategies are not used.
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Colletotrichum resistance to QoI fungicides in Georgia

Please see the link below for information concerning the current status of QoI fungicide resistance in Georgia. This is important information for your 2020 disease control program. Colletotrichum resistance to QoI fungicides such as Abound and Pristine are prevalent throughout Georgia
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Anthracnose Outbreak

Anthracnose is prevalent in strawberry plantings at this time.  As mentioned in the last post, I am concerned about resistance.  If you identify anthracnose in your planting, have it tested for resistance to the QoI (strobilurin) chemistry class (Abound, etc.).  While you wait for test results, apply Switch + Captan…
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Anthracnose Resistance Development

We are observing significant anthracnose epidemics in Georgia strawberries at this time. Unfortunately, we have determined that the anthracnose fungus has developed resistance to the strobilurin (quinone outside inhibitor; FRAC 11) class of fungicides (e.g. Abound, Pristine). This is resulting in extensive disease, as spraying these materials provides no or…
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