Hi. Question on strawberries. Could be Cyclamen Mites but these are new...

Asked July 8, 2014, 11:11 PM EDT

Hi. Question on strawberries. Could be Cyclamen Mites but these are new plants from Spring 2013. Also could be Tarnished plant bug...but I am thinking virus based on both reduced plant growth; distorted leaves and fruit; and very little to no growth. Also, any fruit is bitter. Diagnosis help is great but thinking they are too far gone...so remediation is next step. Removal and then burn? I have attached seven (7) images. Thanks in advance. Mike

Blue Earth County Minnesota

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Looks like strawberry leaf spot and possibly anthracnose. Try a search for "leaf spots strawberry" and limit the search to domain "edu"
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/strawberries/insects.cfm
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&u...
ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/3000/pdf/HYG_3015_08.pdf

http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/diagnose/plant/fruit/strawberry/leavesspots.html
www.fruit.cornell.edu/.../STR%20DIS%20FF%20lf.