Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

A monograph of Phytophthora fragariae and the red stele disease of strawberry.

Abstract

This monograph includes an introductory section covering hosts, symptoms and isolation of P. fragariae from strawberry tissues and soil. In following sections the fungus is described in terms of growth, sporulation, oospores and zoospores and its pathogenesis is discussed with reference to inoculation, infection, environmental factors, races, spread and survival. Some disease management strategies to control this pathogen are also presented, including the use of pathogen-free propagation and planting stock, chemical control and the use of resistant cultivars.