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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Vegetable Diseases of the Week

Sunscald injury on stems of newly transplanted pepper seedlings caused by stems laying against edges of black plastic mulch on hot, sunny days.

Note: Secondary pathogens such as Alternaria can infest the bleached out areas of the stem over time.
-Andy Wyenandt