Managing Phytophthora capsici Diseases on Vegetables

Publication Date

Summer 8-19-2019

Publication Number

LGP 1014


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.

Publication Type

Technical Brief

Target Audiences

farmers, agronomists