Spread of <i>Phytophthora capsici</i> in Black Pepper (<i>Piper nigrum</i>) in Vietnam

  • Nguyen V
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Black pepper is the one of most important export products in Vietnam. As the largest exporter, Vietnam's pepper commodities account for 58% of total worldwide exporters. However, Vietnam's pepper production is dealing with disease problems, especially foot rot/quick death infected by Phytophthora capsici. The disease results in serious and rapid spread and infection in Vietnam, with yearly reduction of about 2% of total pepper area. Disease management is recently challeng-ing scientists and producers. Investigating characteristics of Phytophthora capsici and causes, therefore, play a significant role in treatment. This paper has indicated three main causes, which contribute to serious infection and outbreak of Phytophthora capsici; they are biological characte-ristics, climatic condition and cultivation. To control this disease, early detection and prevention are the best ways to manage disease. Finding new varieties, which are Phytophthora capsici toler-ance or resistance, is significant in black pepper production worldwide.




Nguyen, V. L. (2015). Spread of <i>Phytophthora capsici</i> in Black Pepper (<i>Piper nigrum</i>) in Vietnam. Engineering, 07(08), 506–513. https://doi.org/10.4236/eng.2015.78047

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