AbstractPine needles, lupin seedlings, apples, pears and Fragaria vesca clone VS1 were compared as baits for Phytophthora spp. present in raspberry and strawberry field plots. All baits except F.vesca were effective in the recovery of Phytophthora sp. A and P megasperma, although apples and pears were the most consistent. Apples were the only bait to detect Phytophthora sp. B and F.vesca was the only bait to detect P. fragariae.