How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Leaf spot diseases of strawberry

Leaf spot diseases cause spots or lesions to appear on leaves. Spots may range in color from a light gray or brown to a dark purplish color. Lesions may be water soaked or grown together into a V-shaped area.



Leaf spots may develop on strawberries during damp weather or if you use sprinklers. The severity can be reduced by using drip or furrow irrigation instead of sprinklers. Watch for the development of leaf spot diseases during wet weather. Remove diseased leaves as soon as they appear and destroy them. Removing all older leaves at the end of each season also may be helpful in reducing carryover of the pathogens.

Common leaf spot
Common leaf spot

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