How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Virus diseases

Virus infections build up in strawberry plantings over time. Newly forming leaves on infected plants are distorted and have various patterns of yellow discoloration. Symptoms become become more severe over time.

Identification | Life cycle

Solutions

Replace plantings regularly with new plants to keep virus diseases from becoming a problem in the home garden. Although viruses are spread by aphids, insecticide applications to control aphids are not effective in curtailing virus spread.

Symptoms of strawberry mottle virus
Symptoms of strawberry mottle virus

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