Pathogen: Phytophtora capsici
Conditions for Disease Development: warm temperature and high relative humidity.
Hosts: Chillies, Peppers, Tomatoes, Eggplants, Ladyfingers, Cucurbits, Melons, Watermelons
Symptoms: Infected seedlings will show the same symptom as damping off. Stems are affected at soil level and will damp off. On leaves, small water-soaked areas first appears on the underside of leaves. Soaked areas gradually enlarge to form irregular spots of various shapes and sizes. Infected leaf tissues start to wilt, later becoming tan to white and have a scalded appearance. Infected fruits have water soaked and/or mummified appearance.
Treatment: Bravo 720 SC, Ridomil Gold MZ