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    Fumigant Injury

    Fumigation related injury of strawberries is described with fumigant management and corrective measures provided.

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    Frost Damage

    Frost injury in strawberries is described and frost prevention strategies provided.

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    Hail Damage

    Hail damage in strawberries is described.

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    Winter Injury

    Winter injury/cold injury is described and management provided for strawberry crops.

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    Wind Damage

    Wind damage of strawberry is described.

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    Drought Injury

    This factsheet discusses the symptoms and treatment of drought injury in strawberries.