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The following is about Chilli Pests and Diseases, Symptoms, Control Measures.
Diseases in chilli plants are less common, but often more dangerous to plants. Diseases mainly affected due to Bacteria, Fungi, Virus, and Other sources.
The Disease mainly affects yields by reducing the photosynthetic area in the early stages and infestation on reproductive parts and the yields at later stages. Disease controls the photosynthate flow in the plant (equivalent to blocking of pipes).
Bacterial leaf spot: It is a serious bacterial disease, the disease cannot survive in the soil for long and is spread through seeds, plants, and dead plant material. This bacterial disease spreads very quickly.
Pepper Mosaic Virus:
This virus is spread by aphids and whiteflies and is injected straight into the leaves and stems of chilli plants. This virus results in leaf curls along with molting.
This is a disease is caused due to an organism called a Water Mould. The disease causes lead to Leaf Blight, Fruit and Root Rot, which cause serious problems in chilli plants.
It is a soil born disease that leads to seed rot and/or newly emerged seedlings to collapse and die. The fungus in the soil, which are mobile in damp conditions, causes Damping Off.
Affected pods should be picked off.
Slugs and snails: Common garden pests that decimate chilli plants and are uncontrollable if you are vigilant.
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