Every year a significant proportion of the UK strawberry crop would be lost to insect pests and diseases if growers didn’t monitor their crops and employ effective crop protection strategies.
This Crop Walkers’ Guide is aimed at assisting growers, supervisors and their staff in the vital task of monitoring strawberry crops. It is designed for use in the field to help with accurate identification of pests, their predators and diseases within a crop. Images of key stages in the life cycles of pests, predators and diseases are included along with short easy-to-read comments to help with identification. As it is impossible to show every symptom of every pest or disease, growers are advised to familiarise themselves with the range of symptoms that can be expressed and be aware of the new problems that occasionally arise.
This Guide does not offer any advice on the measures available for controlling these pests or diseases as both chemical active ingredients and their approvals frequently change. However, having identified a particular pest or disease in their crop, growers should acquaint themselves with the currently available control measures.
Hard copies are free to AHDB Horticulture levy payers and dependent on your Associate package may be free or charged at a reduced rate. If you require a hard copy of this publication then please contact LPC.CRM@ahdb.org.uk