The control of Verticillium wilt in strawberry

Verticillium wilt is a serious soil-borne fungal disease of strawberry causing plants to wilt and die, leading to significant reductions in yield and fruit quality. This factsheet provides useful guidance to growers on:

  • Recognition
  • Other host crops
  • Soil testing for presence of Verticillium
  • Control

This information was last updated in 2006.

Useful links

AHDB research to develop a rapid, reliable soil test for presence of Verticillium

AHDB research to better understand the link between nematodes and Verticillium wilt