Phytophthora Blight

Quick Intro

Physical Description

Soil borne fungal disease that affects foliage and fruits.

Species & Taxonomy

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Lifecycle

 

Plants Affected

 

Plants Unaffected

 

Geographical Range

 

Signs & Symptoms

Whole Plant

Leaves

Flowers

Fruit

  • on peppers: spots form on the pepper with white mold present

Roots/Tubers

How to Positively Identify

 

Treatment

Prevention & Control

Controls are the same as those for Early Blight

Cultural Controls:

Habitat:

Temperature & Humidity:

Mulching & Cultivation Practices:

  • keep fruit off the soil (fungus is soil borne)

Natural Enemies & Biological Controls

Insects:

Animals:

Reptiles:

Barriers

Traps

Sprays & Dusts

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