Leaf Blight of Strawberries

Dendrophoma obscurans

Phomopsis obscurans

Description:

A fungal disease causing irregular but often V shaped patches on the edges of leaves. The patches are initially reddish purple and turn brown with age and are usually 6-25 mm wide but may grow together to cover the whole leaf. Tiny black fruiting bodies appear on dead patches of leaves.
It can also attack petioles. fruit stalks and stolons.

Species Affected:

Strawberry.

Biology:

Prefers humid conditions.

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Management and Control:

Avoid planting Strawberries in damp, shady areas.
Remove and destroy infected leaves.
Apply fungicides.

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References:

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Acknowledgments:

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