• Lê Dũng The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Dalat University, Viet Nam
  • Nguyễn Thị Diên Thaibinh Sub-department of Plant Protection and Cultivation, Viet Nam
  • Phan Hoàng Đại Institute of Research and Hi-tech Application in Agriculture, Dalat University, Viet Nam
  • Phạm Ngọc Tuân The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Dalat University, Viet Nam



Crown rot disease, Pathogens, Pestalotiopsis sp., Strawberry


Study on the pathogens causing strawberries crown rot disease was complied with the methodology of Koch. Results from isolating 150 samples of infected plant parts collected from three strawberry cultivated areas in Dalat (Ward 7, Ward 8 and Ward 12) indicated that there were 327 isolates belonging to six fungal species. Most fungi isolated from infected parts were identified as Botrytis cinerea, Verticillium sp., Cylindrocarpon destructans, Fusarium oxysporum, Rhizoctonia sp. and Pestalotiopsis sp., in which the main fungi consistently isolated were Pestalotiopsis sp.. By fulfilling Koch’s postulates, the results of pathogenesis test indicated that Pestalotiopsis sp. was a pathogen causing the crown rot disease on strawberries in Dalat. This is the first report on the association of Pestalotiopsis sp. with crown rot disease of strawberries in Vietnam.


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Dũng, L., Diên, N. T., Đại, P. H., & Tuân, P. N. (2016). THE FIRST REPORT OF PESTALOTIOPSIS SP. CAUSING CROWN ROT DISEASE ON STRAWBERRIES IN DALAT. Dalat University Journal of Science, 6(3), 364-376.