Strawberry crown borer (Tyloderma fragariae) adults are small brown weevils, and larvae are small, white grubs.
Damage in Strawberry
Strawberry crown borer larvae can damage crowns, impacting plant vigor.
Sampling and Thresholds
Strawberry crown borers are only problematic in perennial strawberry production. If weakened plants are observed, dig them up and observe the crown for larvae or damage.
Crop rotation is the most effective means of strawberry crown borer management.
Publication date: July 9, 2014
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