Strawberry Crop Walkers’ Guide

Strawberry growers can encounter a range of pest and disease problems that can impact on both the quality and yield of fruit unless they are identified and dealt with.   Typical symptoms and identification features of important pests and diseases covered include:

  • A range of aphid species
  • Mites
  • Botrytis
  • Mildew, rots and wilts, and many others

This guide also features naturally occurring and introduced predators that can help with controlling pests in commercial crops.

Use this guide to walk and monitor your crop, and help you identify the problem if you encounter symptoms.

This information was last updated in 2019.  It does not include spotted wing drosophila resources which can be separately accessed from the links below.


Useful links

Visit the spotted wing drosophila information hub

Read the review of parasitoids of spotted wing drosophila (SWD, Drosophila suzukii) in the UK

Visit the strawberry resources index page

Visit the integrated pest management in strawberry page for latest project updates from SF 156

Read the biocontrol in soft fruit guide