Bondi Junction NSW, Australia
Fact Sheets
Capsicum frog-eye spot (092)
Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds
Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds


  • Worldwide distribution. In the tropics. On capsicum and chilli. An important fungus.
  • Fungal spots occur on leaves, stems and fruit stalks.
  • Leaves die early and fall down, especially during wet weather.
  • Spores form on the underside of the leaves and are spread in wind and rain.
  • Cultural control: take seed only from healthy fruits; 3-year crop rotation; do not plant new crops next to old; collect, burn, or bury crop remains after harvest.
  • Chemical control: chlorothalonil, copper or mancozeb.

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