April 6, 2005

Growing Cannas in the Home Garden

Strawberry Leaf Diseases

We recently received a sample in the Plant Disease Clinic of a strawberry plant with spots on the leaves. Strawberries in this region are commonly affected by three fungal leaf diseases--leaf spot, leaf scorch, and leaf blight. These diseases typically do not cause serious damage, but when they are particularly severe, they may reduce yield and make the plants more susceptible to devastating root diseases.