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  • Phytophthora causes pepper plant to wilt

    Phytophthora disease on late-planted peppers

    MID-ATLANTIC: Phytophthora can affect roots, stems, leaves and fruit depending on which stage the plants are infected. In the photo above, the leaves have been infected, causing the entire plant to wilt. If fruit becomes infected, symptoms include softening of the entire fruit with a whitish gray coloration, sometimes with a film that sloughs off. Preventive measures early in the season are key to avoiding crop loss – once infected, the disease spreads rapidly and…

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