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The Plant Pathology Journal 2009;25(3):213-219.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5423/PPJ.2009.25.3.213    Published online September 30, 2009.
Epidemiological Investigations to Optimize the Management of Pepper Anthracnose
Mun Il Ahn, Sung Chul Yun
Abstract
An understanding of anthracnose (Colletotrichum acutatum) infections, including the infection of flowers and latent infection early in the season, is necessary to achieve successful control by means of properly timed spraying with a curative fungicide. In the present study, latent anthracnose infection of chili was investigated under greenhouse and field conditions in 2007-2008. Flowers on greenhouse-grown seedlings were infected and 11% of the young fruits subsequently showed symptoms of anthracnose. Apparently healthy-looking green peppers obtained from unsprayed fields or an organic market also exhibited symptoms of anthracnose after 4 days of incubation under high moisture conditions at 25
Key Words: anthracnose, epidemiology, flower infection, hot pepper, latent infection
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