Bacterial Spot of Pepper
A pile of harvested bell peppers.  UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones
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Xanthomonas spp.
Pepper Diseases
Bacterial Spot

How to Cite

McAvoy, Camille, Pamela Roberts, and Jeffrey Jones. 2021. “Bacterial Spot of Pepper”. EDIS 2021 (1).


Bacterial spot, caused by three species of Xanthomonas, is a limiting disease problem on all peppers. This new 4-page fact sheet provides information on symptoms, causal organism and host resistance, disease cycle and epidemiology, and disease management (including cultural and sanitation practices, chemical control measures and the use of Actigard® in chile peppers). Written by Camille McAvoy, Pamela Roberts, and Jeffrey Jones, and published by the UF/IFAS Plant Pathology Department.
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