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Friday, June 24, 2011

Watch for Phytophtora Blight

Phytophtora Blight in pepper.
Phytophtora blight of pepper, eggplant, and cucurbit crops is favored by warm, wet weather; poorly-drained soils and poor crop rotations. Once established in a field the pathogen can survive for many growing seasons. Look for blackish-brown stems on wilted plants.
-Andy Wyenandt