This is a minor revision of Circular 946, which was originally published March 1991, by Ken Pernezny and Tom Kucharek and revised September 2015 by Gary Vallad and Pamela Roberts.
This fact sheet describes the symptoms of several commonly observed diseases and provides recommendations for control.
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Lewis-Ivey M.L., C. Nava-Diaz, and S. A. Miller. 2004. "Identification and management of Colletotrichum acutatum on immature bell peppers." Plant Dis. 88: 1198-1204. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS.2004.88.11.1198
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