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 limited control of the disease — once resistance has occurred. If you are seeing anthracnose, you should have fruit samples tested for resistance to this fungus. Also, while you wait for your test results, I would suggest that you use Captan and other active fungicides, such as Switch, until you can determine whether resistance has occurred. Please contact your local county agent for additional information.