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Identify this disease.....

Posted by peppernovice 7 b (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 25, 12 at 14:11

I'm sure most people will say BER. I don't believe that's what this is. I've noticed this on several peppers(different varieties). I've also noticed I have 1 variety (datil cross)that is suffering from internal issues. Is there anything I can do to correct it this late in the season? It's frustrating to see all these ripe peppers that are affected by whatever this is!

Tim


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I'm so frustrated that I forgot to add the pic!


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I'm not sure it's a disease. The lower pod looks like it has 3 round bites taken out of the skin. I'm thinking it might be a pest. I have earwigs taking bites out of my pods and they basically rod starting in the exposed area. Once rot sets in they move to a new area or if the rot has spread, to a new pod.

I'll be posting a few shots in my grow log thread for tsheets on damage area types.

Here's a cropped shot of one I posted earlier. The shot shows various wound areas and rot setting in.


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Thanks Bill. What do you use to treat the plants? I've mostly just sprayed with insecticidal soap. I've used Sevins Dust on my tomatoes in the past, but I know a lot of folks here prefer not to use it. Is there something in the middle that would work? Thanks.
Tim


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I use organic Diatomaceous earth.

Spread it around soil in pots and around pot bases. Re-apply after rain or watering.

Here is a link that might be useful: Diatomaceous earth


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I would assume the seeds would still be okay to harvest?

Tim


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Sorry, just saw your follow-up.

If the rot hasn't spread to the placenta/seeds then yes, harvest.


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Yeah, earwigs are punks, killed a nest when digging a hole for a seedling in the start of the season. I also noticed a lot of baby black stink bugs around my plants they damage peppers also and cause rot after they pierce the pod. I can't stand to see a pod go to waste because of rot, at least if they want to take a bite save me the suffering of seeing a pod rot and eat the whole thing so I don't know it's gone.

Mark


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It wouldn't be so bad if they would just eat one or two whole pods. Instead they would rather take one bite out of 15 or 20. It drives me nuts!

Tim


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