Day-neutral strawberry varieties offer growers in many areas the ability to provide strawberries throughout a period of four to five months, or longer under protection.
How cold temperatures were at your location, the amount of snow cover you may have had at the time as well as the amount of straw mulch applied, are all factors that can influence the amount of damage caused. This can range from mild injury all the way to extensive damage that is of major concern.
Each year, growers contact us in the spring regarding fungicide use on strawberries for botrytis and leather rot control during blossom and the fruiting season. Here are a variety of suggestions based on our experience as well as information gathered from winter conferences and industry contacts.