Pepper plants

Asked June 29, 2017, 11:29 AM EDT

My pepper plants are load with pepper but then they turn deep dark green and wilted like they are dieing what going on need help fast

Pickens County Georgia

1 Response

If your plants are permanently wilted, then it is likely a fungal disease caused by fusarium or verticillium. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to help plants infected with one of these diseases. You would promptly remove infected plants to avoid potentially spreading the disease to other peppers and tomatoes nearby. The only way to avoid these diseases is through crop rotations or selecting resistant varieties. Here's more information about this topic online:
https://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/sallymiller/extension/factsheets/fusariumtomato.pdf

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