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Strawberry crown borer (Tyloderma fragariae) adults are small brown weevils, and larvae are small, white grubs.

Adult strawberry crown borer.

Adult strawberry crown borer.

Natasha Wright, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services,

Damage in Strawberry

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Strawberry crown borer larvae can damage crowns, impacting plant vigor.

Sampling and Thresholds

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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.

Management Options

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Crop rotation is the most effective means of strawberry crown borer management.


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Publication date: July 9, 2014

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