Protection for Strawberries, from the West Coast to the East Coast

When it comes to crop pests, strawberry growers know the usual suspects will appear each year. Diseases such as Botrytis, Powdery mildew and Gray mold and insect pests including lygus, thrips and spider mites chip away at yield and crop quality. Arysta LifeScience has a broad portfolio of solutions and experts to help growers throughout the season.

In California, growers are going into year 2 without methyl bromide soil fumigant, the foundation treatment that provided pre-plant control of a wide range of soil-borne pests, including diseases and insects. Finding suitable alternatives to protect the crop remains a top priority for the high-value crop; according to the University of California-Davis, strawberries remain California’s third-most valuable crop (behind almonds and grapes), with sales of $2.5 billion.

To the east in Florida, growers are also phasing in methyl bromide replacements with disease-resistant plant varieties and alternative crop protection options.

The portfolio of products for strawberries from Arysta LifeScience offers season-long protection against diseases like Botrytis, Powdery mildew and Anthracnose, as well as control of pests such as lygus bugs, thrips, sap beetles and spider mites. Through a year-long resistance management plan, strawberry growers in both California and Florida will see healthy plants with less disease and insect pressure.

For insect control, many growers turn to RIMON® Insecticide, which has ovicidal, larvicidal and transovarial effects in many insect pests. RIMON takes out immature lygus, thrips and sap beetles before they become an issue in strawberries. RIMON is also easy on beneficial insects and predator mites, so it won’t cause secondary pest outbreaks or flare spider mites, and boasts long residual and broad-spectrum control.

For spider mite control, ACRAMITE®-50WS Miticide is soft on beneficial insects and predator mites, so it won’t cause secondary pest outbreaks or flare spider mites, and provides quick knockdown and long residual control of all spider mites on strawberries. Newly registered VIGILANT® Miticide offers powerful knockdown and long residual protection of all spider mites at all stages. With the same active ingredient as ACRAMITE, it is also soft on beneficial insects and predator mites. KANEMITE® Miticide provides fast knockdown of mites and eliminates pressure early.

For disease control, ELEVATE® Fungicide gives strawberry growers high-quality protection against Botrytis. PH-D® Fungicide is another strong choice for resistance management programs for control of Powdery mildew and Botrytis in strawberries. PROCURE® Fungicide provides powerful Powdery mildew control and may be combined with PH-D for added Botrytis control.

From the east to the west, Arysta LifeScience technical and sales experts stand ready to provide strawberry growers and their advisors with the agronomic recommendations needed to protect their crop. Visit for more information.

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