Strawberry crown rot

Crown rot of strabwerry caused by Phytophthora cactorum, is one of the most serious root diseases affecting strawberry in the UK, causing sudden plant death and loss of yield. This factsheet offers comprehensive information about the disease and how to manage its control, including:

  • Symptoms
  • Spread
  • Disease detection
  • Cultural control
  • Biological and chemical control

This information was last updated in 2007.

Useful links

AHDB research into chemical control of strawberry crown rot