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Unformatted text preview: Strawberry Disease Monitoring and Forecasting System Clyde Fraisse Willigthon Pavan Natália Peres University of Florida Climate Prediction Applications Workshop Norman, Oklahoma March 24-27, 2009 FL Strawberry Industry Overview FL ~ 8,000 ac 15% total strawberry production in the U.S. 16 million flats per year $200 million industry Plant City – “Winter strawberry capital of the world” 25 7500 220 Clyde Fraisse – University of Florida IFAS Strawberry Production Cycle in West Central Florida Peak bloom periods Land prep / planting Peak harvest periods Cropping season is affected by El Niño - Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cycles Major fruit rot diseases Botrytis fruit rot or Gray Mold caused by the fungus Botrytis cinerea Anthracnose fruit rot caused by the fungus Colletotrichum acutatum Clyde Fraisse – University of Florida IFAS Spray program for control of BFR and AFR in FL Planting 1 st Bloom 1 st Harvest 2 nd Bloom 2 nd Harvest Botrytis Botrytis Protective sprays Bloom sprays Legard, D.E., MacKenzie, S.J. Mertely, J.C., Chandler, C.K., Peres, N.A . 2005. Development of a reduced use fungicide program for control of Botrytis fruit rot on annual winter strawberry....
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