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Strawberries and Caneberries
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WED, OCT 23 2019
by Thom Flewell
on April 28, 2019 at 7:50 AM
1.) The hand holding the fruit is dirty. It is always a good sign when a researcher's hands are dirty.  
2.) I would have identified the damage to the middle fruit in the photo as damage from sitting in water. This is similar to the damage from sunburn. Fungicides will not control this. Is it botrytis damage?
by Mark Bolda
on April 29, 2019 at 12:35 PM
This is a file photo Thom, so the fruit is probably Selva or even earlier. In turn, the hand is not mine, but mine too tend to be dirty, but not all the time. In particular during mealtimes and when going to bed.  
Good point on the middle fruit, I sort of wondered about that one myself. If I pushed on it and it was soft, I'd start to lean on the Botrytis call (or if it was REAL soft we'd go further and put it in the soft rot Mucor Rhizopus camp), especially if it was right up against the fruit shown on the left.  
Just an FYI, I'm still doing Botrytis reads out of this trial, and just killing it on treatment separation. Stay tuned all.  
Thanks Thom for the comment!
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