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Disease in pepper plants

Pepper, bell    None Given

I found those symptoms in Atitlan, Guatemala. What kind of disease is this? Is it a virus?


Posted by: Erick (1 point) Erick
Posted: July 13, 2016




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This could be aphids or thrips which feed on the underside of leaves and cause the leaf to be distorted. Aphids can be washed off with a mild insecticidal soap. Both aphids and thrips can be handled with a natural predatory insect like green lacewings or ladybugs.
You might even try a spray of water on the undersides of the leaves to see if that will wash off the tiny insects.


Posted by: Dennis (7 points) Dennis
Posted: July 14, 2016


Erick commented,
Can you tell me what specie of coccinellidae you're suggesting for natural control? Although I still believe that can be a virus disease because of symptoms.
over 4 years ago.

Dennis commented,
Any species of Coccinellidae that is an insect predator and native to your region.
over 4 years ago.

Erick commented,
Thank you Dennis!!!
over 4 years ago.



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