Managing Phytophthora capsici Diseases on Vegetables
Phytophthora blight of vegetable crops is a serious disease that occurs throughout the eastern United States during wet weather. The causal agent is a water mold that survives for many years in soil. Five options to reduce the occurrence and severity of Phytophthora diseases on vegetables include water management, crop rotation, soil management, resistance (in pepper only), and fungicides. These practices should be combined wheneve possible for the best control. This information will help vegetable growers manage Phytophthora blight and will help Extension agents and crop consultants make management recommendations.
Keinath AP. Managing Phytophthora capsici Diseases on Vegetables. Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension. 2019; LGP 1014. http://lgpress.clemson.edu/publication/managing-phytophthora-capsici-diseases-on-vegetables/.