Phytophthora blightCaused by: Phytophthora capsici
Problem Category: Fungal Disease
Symptoms: Wilting plants; plant death; water soaked root; few secondary roots; brown discoloration on roots; water-soaked brown lesions on stem at soil line
Comments: Disease emergence is favored by water saturated soils; disease is commonly spread by infected transplants and contaminated water
Management: Rotate crops away from susceptible plants for a period of 2 years if disease id present; avoid excessive overhead irrigation; only plant in well-draining soils
Control: spray 5% cowurine +ipomea solution. or Fermented buttermilk 6litre in 100 litre water to control fungal diseases.