Control of strawberry powdery mildew under protection

Powdery mildew on strawberries in the UK was first reported in the 1850s. However, it was not a major pathogen at that time. 

A combination of correct tunnel management, disease monitoring and use of crop protection products is required to maintain control. 

In this publication you will find information on: 

  • Crop production and finance 
  • Powdery mildew symptoms 
  • Life cycle 
  • Infection and spread
  • Predicting infection risk periods
  • Control and nutrition 
  • Tunnel management 

This information was last updated in 2016