Strawberry most heavily exposed to diseases and pests. Collect strawberries should be every day, not later, and it is recommended to pay attention to the collection process – no need to touch the hands stalks, touching only the stalk! Because of its tenderness, strawberry berries can not be stored for a long time. At room temperature, the quality will deteriorate after about 7 hours, and can lie in the refrigerator for several days. If you want to preserve the taste of strawberries, let down them in the freezer.
Diseases of strawberry and their treatment
The most popular is a disease of strawberry gray mold. It can destroy a season about 50% of your crop, if not more. In order not to provoke the appearance of this disease, you should reduce watering area with strawberries on a maximum. It is also recommended to thin out the strawberries, and in general, the plantation with berries only do solar, not closed to air stations. If you see that some berries still infected botrytis – collect them as quickly as possible and burn. There are attacks on land slugs. These pests eat away holes in the leaves and eat. Slugs usually eat strawberry only at night, during the day they hide under various shelters – boards, large leaves of different plants or cloth. To catch and reduce the number of such non-invited guests, spread out before the night small shelters around the site with strawberries, but in the morning collect slugs.