Bondi Junction NSW, Australia
Fact Sheets
Capsicum Phoma blight (239)
Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds
Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds


  • Worldwide distribution. On capsicum, cotton, cowpea, eggplant, okra, soybean, tomato, and more. A minor disease when plants are wounded by weather or insects.
  • Spots, irregular, 1-2 mm, pale brown with brown borders, on leaves and stems. Large spots on fruits with black tiny fruiting bodies.
  • Spread in rain splash and wind; possibly, seed.
  • Cultural control: care during cultural operations; weed; control fruit flies; handle fruit with care; collect and burn trash after harvest; crop rotation.
  • Chemical control: not recommended for this disease; if required use copper or chlorothalonil.

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