Strawberry – Powdery Mildew

Crop(s):          Strawberry

Disease(s):     Powdery mildew

Resistance Management Strategy for:

Group 3              Demethylation Inhibitors (DMI);
Group 7              Succinate dehydrogenase inhibitors (SDHI);
Group 7+12       SDHI + phenylpyrroles

Group 11           Quinone outside Inhibitor (QoI); and
Group U6           Phenyl-acetamide.

  1. Apply a program of protectant fungicides from early crop establishment and maintain a regular spray program throughout the crop growing cycle. If weather conditions favour powdery mildew development, use a Group 3 or 11 fungicide.
  2. Do not apply more than four Group 3 sprays per season.
  3. Do not apply more than two consecutive sprays of Group 3 fungicides, including from one season to the next.
  4. If applying Group 7 fungicides (including 7+12), do not apply more than two consecutive sprays before changing to another group.
  5. Do not apply more than three Group 7 sprays per season. If consecutive sprays are used, then use the same number of sprays of an alternative group before using another Group 7, including sprays in consecutive seasons.
  6. Apply Group 11 fungicides preventively.
  7. Do not apply consecutive sprays of Group 11 fungicides, including from one season to the next.
  8. If three or fewer powdery mildew fungicide sprays are applied per crop, use only one spray containing a Group 11 fungicide. If four to six sprays are applied per crop, use no more than two sprays containing a Group 11 fungicide. If seven or more sprays are applied per crop use a maximum of three sprays containing a Group 11 fungicide. Do not apply more than three Group 11 sprays per season.
  9. Do not use Group 3 fungicides curatively.
  10. No specific resistance management strategy has been developed for low-risk fungicides, including those in Group M and BM. These products should be included in a management strategy as per label recommendations.

URL: https://croplife.org.au/resources/programs/resistance-management/strawberry-powdery-mildew-2/
Content last updated: July 16, 2021

CropLife Australia’s Resistance Management Strategies provide a guide for crop protection product rotation through product groups. The strategies are a useful tool that supports farmers’ adoption of resistance management. All crop protection products must be handled and applied strictly as specified on the product label or APVMA permits.

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The information given in this strategy is provided in good faith and without any liability for loss or damage suffered as a result of its application and use. Advice given in this strategy is valid as at 16 July 2021. All previous versions of this strategy are now invalid.