Strawberry plants - Knowledgebase Question

Framingham, MA
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Question by gmara54
July 6, 2007
Two ques: How to keep critters from eating ripe strawberries? My plants have wine colored spots, what could this be and what do I do about it?


Answer from NGA
July 6, 2007
The leaf spots are caused by a fungus and are spread through splashing water; either rainfall or overhead sprinkling. You can remove the affected leaves or use a copper based fungicide to keep the fungus from spreading, and try to keep water off the leaves. As for the critters, you might try draping bird netting over your plants. Or, if you're dealing with slugs, use Sluggo in and around your plantings.

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