Strawberry irrigation and nutrient management planning in protective cropping

Tony Bundock from Genesis Horticultural Solutions provides an overview of irrigation and nutrient management planning for strawberries grown in a protected cropping system.  The talk was provided during the Hydroponic Farmers Federation farm walk of Sunny Ridge Farms in Boneo, Victoria in October 2017.

The recording is made available through the Strawberry Innovation project, funded by Host Innovation using the strawberry research and development levy and funds from the Australian Government.

Fruit Fly Management in Strawberries (webinar recording)

Fruit flies are one of the most serious pests in horticulture. They can breed rapidly, disperse widely and successfully infest strawberries. The larvae not only destroy infested fruit, but are a major quarantine issue for both domestic and international markets.

Watch this webinar recording from the 1 February 2018 with Dan Papacek and Paul Jones from Bugs for Bugs discuss the biology and behaviour of Queensland Fruit Fly and recommend control and management options, including protein baiting, regular monitoring and male annihilation technology (MAT). The webinar is also joined by Brett Jackson from Biosecurity Queensland who provides an update on market access issues for plant material to interstate markets following a spike of Queensland Fruit Fly Detections.

This webinar was delivered by the Strawberry Innovation project, funded by Hort Innovation using the strawberry research and development levy and funds from the Australian Government.

Grey mould and fungicide resistance presentations

Four presentations from a University of California Cooperative Extension - CalPoly Strawberry Centre meeting on gray mould and fungicide resistance workshop are available for download. 

Presentations include:

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Minor use permits

Pesticides are a valuable tool for the strawberry industry. While the use of pesticides is being modified through the increasing uptake of integrated pest management, there is still a need for the strategic use of specific chemicals.

The below factsheet provides a list of minor use permits for the strawberry industry, as of September 15, 2017. This information has been taken from the Strawberry Fund Annual Report 2016/17.

Botrytis Fruit Rot or Gray Mould of Strawberry

Botrytis fruit rot, also known as gray mold, is caused by the fungus Botrytis cinerea and is one of the most important diseases of strawberry worldwide.  The disease affects fruit in the field, resulting in severe pre-harvest losses. It also affects fruit after harvest, since infections that begin in the field continue to develop during storage and transit at refrigeration temperatures.

This paper developed by the University of Florida provides an overview of the disease and control options as applied in the United States.

 

Anthracnose Fruit Rot of Strawberry

Anthracnose fruit rot, caused by the fungus Colletotrichum acutatum, is an important disease for strawberry world- wide. Other species of Colletotrichum, such as C. fragariae and C. gloeosporioides, are less frequently involved in fruit rot.

This paper developed by the University of Florida provides an overview of the disease and control options as applied in the United States.