Dr. Natalia A. Peres

Extension: Strawberry Plant Pathology

Strawberries are one of the most valuable crops in Florida. However, diseases, such as Botrytis and anthracnose fruit rots, often threaten the production of this high-value crop.

Some other diseases, such as powdery mildew, angular leaf spot, crown rot and root diseases, can also be limiting when environmental conditions are favorable.

The Extension program provides the research results on developing sustainable and more profitable strategies for managing strawberry diseases to commercial growers, Extension agents, industry personnel, and other scientists.

Dr. Natalia A. Peres

Associate Professor, Strawberry Pathology