and Their Management
Kuhar and Douglas G.
Department of Entomology
This page was prepared mainly by the senior author as part of a project
for ENT 4987, Arthropod Management in Fruit Crops.
Updated 3 May 2000
Strawberries are one of the highest value per-acre
crops grown in North America with annual yields ranging from 4 to 20
tons/acre and gross values ranging from $2,800 to $14,000 per acre
(Schaefers 1981). As a result, management of insect pests on
strawberries is crucial since even minor yield reductions resulting
from insect injury can have important economic effects.
Important Pests of Strawberries
Over 200 species of arthropod pests have been
reported on strawberries in the United States (Schaefers 1981).
However, only about 15 species are of major concern to strawberry
producers each year. The following sections deal with the biology and
management of the major arthropod pests attacking strawberries in
Pests causing direct injury:
Pests causing indirect injury:
Control Guidelines for Virginia: Commercial
(Use caution because pest species and recommended control vary
Fruit IPM Guide (Cornell)
Fancy Fruit (Purdue)
Small Fruit News Articles (Iowa State)
Ohio State Strawberry Fact Sheets
Links to other strawberry IPM web sites
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