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Outbreak of basal stem rot and wilt disease of pepper in Northern Nigeria
 
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Department of Crop Protection, Institute for Agricultural Research Ahmadu Bello University, PMB 1044, Zaria, Nigeria
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Department of Agronomy, Institute for Agricultural Research Ahmadu Bello University, PMB 1044, Zaria, Nigeria
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Matthew Alegbejo
Department of Crop Protection, Institute for Agricultural Research Ahmadu Bello University, PMB 1044, Zaria, Nigeria
 
Journal of Plant Protection Research 2006;46(1):7–13
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A survey was conducted in February of 2004 on the outbreak of stem rot and wilt disease of pepper at the Kitabawa/Danzakara and Ajiwa irrigation sites in Northern Nigeria. Laboratory investigations revealed that it was elicited by Phytophthora capsici Leon. The disease caused severe loss in yield and USD 1 700.00 to USD 3 200.00 loss in revenue/ha. The disease was probably further aggravated by the presence of Fusarium sp. as well as ecto- and endoparasitic nematodes. Reasons for outbreak were elucidated and solutions proffered
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