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Capsicum frog-eye spot (092)

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  • Worldwide distribution. In the tropics. On capsicum and chilli. An important fungus.
  • Fungal spots occur on leaves, stems and fruit stalks.
  • Leaves die early and fall down, especially during wet weather.
  • Spores form on the underside of the leaves and are spread in wind and rain.
  • Cultural control: take seed only from healthy fruits; 3-year crop rotation; do not plant new crops next to old; collect, burn, or bury crop remains after harvest.
  • Chemical control: chlorothalonil, copper or mancozeb.
Common Name

Frog-eye leaf spot; stem-end rot, Cercospora leaf spot

Scientific Name

Cercospora capsici

AUTHORS Helen Tsatsia & Grahame Jackson
Information from McKenzie E (2013) Cercospora capsici: PaDIL - Photo 2 Kohler F, et al. (1997) Diseases of cultivated crops in Pacific Island countries. South Pacific Commission. Pirie Printers Pty Limited, Canberra, Australia; and from Cercospora leaf spot (2013) Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Queensland Government. (

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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