Reducing residues in strawberries through novel crop protection methods

Growers and retailers are under constant pressure to reduce the use of conventional spray products for pest and disease control. A Defra Horticulture LINK project found novel approaches for controlling pests and diseases in strawberry crops to reduce reliance upon conventional control products. This factsheet summarises the findings for the key pests and diseases including:

  • European tarnished plant bug
  • Aphids
  • Strawberry blossom weevil
  • Powdery mildew
  • Botrytis
  • Blackspot

This information was last updated in 2013.

Useful links

Defra Horticulture LINK research project report on reducing residues in strawberry

AHDB information on European tarnished plant bug

AHDB information on aphids in strawberry

AHDB information on strawberry blossom weevil

AHDB information on grey mould in strawberry crops

AHDB information on powdery mildew control on strawberry