strawberry pest

tim45z10November 24, 2013

I noticed one of my strawberries had a white fungus at the base. I looked closed and I thought scale. I am not sure. There were bug like creatures a white fungus and I also noticed ants.
What am I looking at and how can I cure it?
Thank you Tim

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Need to ID it before a remedy, if any, can be suggested,

Is it in the ground or a pot?

Please post a picture or two.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2013 at 2:08AM
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tim45z10

It is in the ground. Sorry, I am not picture literate.
Tim

    Bookmark   November 25, 2013 at 2:52AM
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calistoga_al

The crown of a strawberry is subject to fungus, and easily destroyed over winter if not able to drain well. Where strawberries are grown commercially along the California coast, mostly in sand, the growers often remove all foliage over winter to protect the crown from fungus disease. Al

    Bookmark   November 25, 2013 at 9:51AM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

Sounds like mealy bugs to me.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2013 at 3:01PM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Ask a friend, neighbor, relative to help with taking & posting pictures.

Otherwise, all suggestions are guesses.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2013 at 8:47PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Mealy bug.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2013 at 2:57AM
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MrClint

Strawberries will rot, turn moldy and/or grow what looks to be a fungus if they are left to rest on moist ground for too long. Ants, earwigs, and sow bugs may cause damage as well. The best solution is to prop up the berries so that they stay off the ground. Some forum members (myself included) use plastic forks to accomplish this. The fork handle is stuck in the dirt and the berry stems rest in the tines.

    Bookmark   December 2, 2013 at 5:23PM
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