Strawberry Disorder: Black Root Rot

SKU A3231

Author(s) P. S. McManus.

Black Root Rot is one of the most common problems affecting strawberries in commercial plantings and in the home garden. Black root rot is often referred to as a disease complex because many different factors-both living and nonliving-interact to cause roots to become dark and stunted. Black root rot is more common in areas where strawberries have been planted for several years, but symptoms also can occur in newer plantings.

Find out how to identify, prevent, and treat black root rot in your garden by reading this helpful publication (2 pages; Revised in 2004).