There is at least anecdotal evidence that this new pathogen of strawberries can be moved from field to field on farm equipment (possibly by laborers as well). Keep this in mind as we move forward. Washing equipment (soap and water) after use in a field with Neopestalotiopsis may or may not be sufficient to kill the pathogen, but I would do this at a minimum in an attempt to reduce spread through removal of dirt, debris, and plant residues left on equipment. There may be other equipment sanitizers that would be better than soap and water, so this needs to be considered as well. Likewise, shoes should also be considered as a potential means of disseminating the pathogen, especially if muddy and moving immediately from field to field. Cleaning and disinfecting shoes should also be considered.