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Soil-borne Disease Management in Organic Strawberries



If you’re growing strawberries as part of your organic operation, you may deal with soil-borne pathogens.  Below are several resources, assembled with assistance from Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist in Organic Production, Joji Muramoto.  For more information or to ask about these and other practices in organic strawberry production, contact Joji at: joji@ucsc.edu.


Factsheet on three main diseases affecting strawberries and appropriate treatments:  (from UCCE Marin Organic Production Field Day with Joji Muramoto)



Labs for identification of pathogens in organic strawberries

Resources for Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation (ASD)

Other resources:

Information on ASD and other methods of controlling disease such as biofumigation and steam

Information on diseases, insect pests, weeds and methods of control

Research publications and presentations along with staff list and additional resources

Descriptions of patented cultivars, licensed nurseries and links to additional strawberry resources

UC Davis cost study looking at a hypothetical operation growing 27 acres of organic strawberries along the Central Coast.

Overview of 2002 field day organized by UCCE Marin, including summary, speakers and additional resources

  • UCCE Marin Workshop: Organic Production Field Day – 1/16/2020

Overview of 2020 field day visiting organic vegetable and fruit operations in Marin and Sonoma Counties with Assistant CE Specialist in Organic Production, Joji Muramoto