We do now have one likely site with Neopestalotiopsis in Georgia strawberries. We had several sites that were decimated by this disease last year, but this is the first for this year. Symptoms and presumptive spores of the pathogen are showing up in this site, and the plants were obtained from a nursery in Canada that is known to have the pathogen. We hope to soon confirm that we are observing the specific strain that causes disease, but we do not have that information to date. Symptomatic plants have leaf spots and are dying (20-30% loss so far). Likewise, South Carolina has reported one site with symptoms, and plants at this site came from the nursery in North Carolina that was the initial source of this strain. Once the plants are in the ground, it is difficult if not impossible to prevent this disease from setting up permanent housekeeping; the pathogen can go to weeds and surrounding vegetation, so it becomes permanent in the area. To date, we have only seen the disease on plants that come from nurseries that act as a source of the pathogen. Scout your plantings at this time for any symptoms that are similar to those in the photo below, and contact your local county agent should you have questions or need help in identifying this disease.