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Diseases, Pests, and Beneficial Organisms of Strawberry, Raspberry, and Blueberry

Handbook / Manual

Series: Compendium of Plant Disease Series

By: Lambert Liette (Author), Odile Carisse (Author), Ginette H Laplante (Author), Charles Vincent (Author)

344 pages, 700 colour photos and colour illustrations

American Phytopathological Society

Spiralbound | Apr 2013 | #207824
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NHBS Price: £54.50 $67/€61 approx

About this book

Originally published in French, this versatile pocket guide has 126 descriptive entries with more than 700 high resolution color photographs and illustrations to help identify pest problems and better understand the beneficial organisms present in strawberries, raspberries, and highbush blueberries. It is an excellent visual scouting tool when viewing symptoms, but also provides information about life cycle, conditions, and best practices with background information on the main phenological stages of the crops, diseases, insects and other organisms, screening and diagnosis. A useful glossary is included.

Diseases, Pests, and Beneficial Organisms of Strawberry, Raspberry, and Blueberry was created in response to a simple request from strawberry, raspberry and highbush blueberry producers in Quebec to provide photographs to help them identify problems in their crops. The guide clearly meets a need in the berry industry to facilitate crop monitoring and diagnosis in Canada, the United States, and should apply to other berry growing regions. This Guide will help advisers and the berry producers they serve to manage their crops more effectively.


Authors and collaborators
Explanation of the fact sheets
Where, when, and what to look at? What to note?
Main types of larvae of insects
that undergo complete metamorphosis
How to distinguish between hemiptera (Heteroptera) and homoptera larvae
How to distinguish between mites, spiders and small insects

Strawberry Diseases and Pests
Phenological stages
Scouting table for the main strawberry pests
Diagnostic key for strawberry Diseases

Anthracnose fruit rot
Powdery mildew
Aster yellows, green petal and
multiplier disease
Viral diseases
Gray mold
Slime mold
Leather rot (Crown rot)
Black root rot
Red stele root rot
Leaf spots
Verticillium wilt
Redheaded flea beetle
Strawberry bud weevil
Meadow spittlebug
Strawberry root weevil and black vine weevil
Strawberry rootworm
Potato leafhopper
Locusts and grasshoppers
Gall wasps
June beetles (May beetles)
Strawberry seed beetle
Noctuids, cutworms, armyworms
European earwig
Strawberry aphid
Tarnished plant bug
Rose chafers
Cyclamen mite
Click beetles (wireworms)
Two-spotted spider mite
Western flower thrips

Raspberry Diseases and Pests
Phenological stages
Scouting table for the main raspberry pests
Diagnostic key for raspberry

Powdery mildew
Spur blight
Fire blight
Gray mold
Phytophthora root rot
Late leaf rust
Raspberry leaf spot
Crown gall and cane gall
Verticillium wilt (bluestem)
Viral diseases
Rednecked cane borer
Redheaded flea beetle
Raspberry cane borer
Strawberry bud weevil
Raspberry fruitworm
Meadow vole (field mouse)
Strawberry root weevil
Potato leafhopper
Gall wasps
Raspberry cane maggot
Four-spotted sap beetle (picnic beetle)
Tarnished plant bug
European corn borer
Raspberry crown borer
Japanese beetles
Blackberry skeletonizer
Wireworms (Click beetles)
Raspberry sawfly
McDaniel spider mite

Blueberry Diseases and Pests
Phenological stages
Scouting table for the main blueberry pests
Diagnostic key for blueberry

Anthracnose fruit rot
Powdery mildew
Twig blight
Gray mold
Stunt disease
Mummy berry
Witches’ broom
Leaf rust
Sooty blotch
Leaf spots
Crown gall
Viral diseases
Meadow vole (field mouse)
Blueberry midge
Heath spittlebug
White-tailed deer
Plum curculio
Redhumped caterpillar
Write-marked tussock moth
Fall webworm
Blueberry tip borer
Terminal borers
Blueberry stem gall wasp
June beetles
European fruit lecanium
Snowshoe hare
Eastern tent caterpillar
Forest tent caterpillar
Blueberry leafminer
Blueberry maggot
Copper underwing (rear-humped caterpillar, pyramidal fruitworm moth)
Cherry fruitworm
European earwig
Lesser appleworm
Blueberry bud mite
Cranberry fruitworm
Cecropia moth
Rose chafer
Japanese beetle
Click beetles (wireworms)
Oblique-banded leafroller

Beneficial Organisms
Predatory mites
Green and brown lacewings
Lady beetles, ladybirds
Parasitoid wasps
European mantid
Predatory flies
Predatory bugs


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