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G6010, Reviewed March 2011

Fruit Spray Schedules for the Homeowner

Strawberries

Strawberries

Strawberries
Prebloom sprays

Apply when new leaves are expanding and blossom buds are visible.

Strawberry clipper

key pests or pest complexes

A key pest
or pest complex

Tarnished plant bug

key pests or pest complexes

A key pest
or pest complex

Spittlebug

Leaf spot, scorch, blight

Strawberries
Bloom sprays

Apply at 7- to 10-day intervals from early bloom through harvest.
Do not apply insecticides during bloom period.
Most varieties are self-fruitful; however, bees are essential for optimum pollination.

Fruit rotting, foliage diseases

key pests or pest complexes

A key pest
or pest complex

Strawberries
Postbloom through harvest sprays

Apply at 7- to 10-day intervals from when flowers are gone through harvest.

Strawberry leafroller

key pests or pest complexes

A key pest
or pest complex

Slugs

Leafhoppers, spittlebugs, aphids

Tarnished plant bug

key pests or pest complexes

A key pest
or pest complex

Mites

Japanese beetle

G6010, reviewed March 2011

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