Phytophthora Blight of Peppers and other Vegetables
Zitter, Thomas A.
Phytophthora blight of pepper is caused by the fungus Phytophthora capsici. Other names applied to this disease of peppers are damping off and Phytophthora root rot, crown rot, and stem and fruit rot. All of these names can apply since all parts of the pepper plant are affected.
NYS IPM Type: Vegetables IPM Fact Sheet
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Vegetables; Cucurbits; Peppers; Eggplant; Tomatoes