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Spraying Strawberry Plants

Spraying is important to the survival of your plants. To handle potential diseases and pests, reference the guidelines below to know what you should spray, and when you should use it.

NOTE: This is part 9 in a series of 11 articles. For a complete background on how to grow strawberry plants, we recommend starting from the beginning.

Before you begin, read and follow all instructions on labels.

When To Spray

Dormancy (late winter/early spring)

  • Bonide® All Seasons® Horticultural & Dormant Spray Oil for mites and aphids.

New Growth Through Harvest

  • Bonide® Copper Fungicide Spray or Dust for downy mildew, leaf spot, leaf scorch and leaf blights.
  • Bonide® Captan Fruit & Ornamental for leaf spot and gray mold.

New Growth Until Bloom Time

  • Bonide® Fruit Tree Spray for aphids, weevils, spider mites, spittle bugs, Japanese beetles,and leaf spots. (No more than 8 applications per growing season.)

At The First Sign Of:

  • Bonide® Insecticidal Soap for plant bugs, aphids and mites.
  • Bonide® Captain Jack’s™ Deadbug Brew for leafrollers.
  • Bonide® Citrus, Fruit & Nut Orchard Spray for plant bugs, spittlebugs, aphids, mites, leaf spot and blight.
  • Bonide® Borer-Miner Killer for leafroller, spittlebugs, weevils, Japanese beetle, aphids and mites. (No more than 8 foliar applications per growing season.)
  • Serenade® Garden Disease Control for leaf spot, leaf blight and downey mildew.
  • GardenTech® Sevin® Concentrate Bug Killer for plant bugs, leafrollers, weevils, Japanese beetle, aphids, mites and more.
  • Bayer Advanced™ Complete Insect Killer for plants bugs, leafrollers, weevils, Japanese beetle, aphids, mites and more.
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