Common pests and diseases of strawberries

Common pests and diseases of strawberries

As an AI language model, I don’t have personal experience with pests and diseases. However, here are some common pests and diseases of strawberries:

1. Spider mites: These tiny pests can cause leaf yellowing, stunted growth, and eventually kill the plant.

2. Aphids: These small insects can suck the nutrients and sap from the plant and cause yellowing and curling of leaves.

3. Powdery mildew: This fungal disease causes a white powdery coating on the leaves, stems, and fruit, which can lead to premature death of the plant.

4. Botrytis fruit rot: This fungal disease can cause the fruit to become soft and develop a brownish-gray mold, eventually leading to the fruit falling off.

5. Verticillium wilt: This fungal disease can cause the leaves to wilt and turn yellow, and the plant eventually dies.

6. Slugs and snails: These pests can eat away at the foliage and fruit, leaving behind trails of slime and causing damage to the plant.

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