Control of strawberry powdery mildew under protection

Strawberry powdery mildew, caused by the fungus Podosphaera aphanis attacks the leaves, flowers and fruit of strawberry.

Powdery mildew on strawberries in the UK was first reported in the 1850s. However, it was not a major pathogen at that time. 

A combination of correct tunnel management, disease monitoring and use of crop protection products is required to maintain control. 

In this publication you will find information on: 

  • Crop production and finance 
  • Powdery mildew symptoms 
  • Life cycle 
  • Infection and spread
  • Predicting infection risk periods
  • Control and nutrition 
  • Tunnel management