Torn leaves, shot holes in leaves, broken petioles, bruised and damaged fruit, dark discolored areas on outer leaves.
Some insects and slugs will cause damage to leaves but fruit will not be bruised.
Hail occurs during violent thunderstorms with strong updrafts.
Damage is usually observed throughout entire field.
Sanitation and botrytis control spray may be helpful.
Damage is unavoidable but crop insurance may help cover losses if available.
Funding was provided in part by the National Sustainable Agriculture Program: Sustainable Strawberry Initiative and the following sources.
Publication date: March 25, 2014
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