Phytophthora crown and root rot of scotch bonnet

Jun 10, 2014 6:40 AM

Oomycete causal agent: Phytophthora capsici

Symptoms:  Wilting of plants, black marking and water-soaked area at the crown of the plant leading to collapse of the plant, and white sporulation at a later stage on the collar region. The infected plants completely die with no yield. Common in areas with water-logging issues.

Management:. Wet conditions favor the disease. Avoid planting in areas with issues with water logging. In addition apply fungicides early to reduce inoculum. Check http://premier.cdms.net/webapls/formsloginRef.asp?/webapls for current labels.