Phytophthora blight is caused by the pathogen Phytophthora capsici, most common in cucurbits and peppers. Symptoms include wilting, root and crown rot, and water-soaked rot on fruits.
Signs of damage:
General symptoms on the solanaceous crops and cucurbits include seed rot and seedling blight which discolors the roots and causes seedlings to topple over. Preemergence and postemergence damping-off are also possible symptoms that may occur.
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