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Leather Rot in Ohio Strawberries. M. A. Ellis, Department of Plant Pathology, Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster 44691. G. G. Grove, Department of Plant Pathology, Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster 44691. Plant Dis. 67:549. Accepted for publication 11 January 1983. Copyright 1983 American Phytopathological Society. DOI: 10.1094/PD-67-549.

Leather rot of strawberry, caused by the fungus Phytophthora cactorum, was observed throughout Ohio during 1981. In six 10- to 20-acre plantings surveyed, 2030% of the crop was lost to leather rot. In seven plantings surveyed during 1982, losses due to leather rot ranged from 5 to 30%.