Fungal Diseases on Capsicum frutescens in Bareilly Region
Hussain Mohd. Adil, Awasthi PB, Pandey Adarsh
Department of Botany, Bareilly College, Bareilly–243 001.
Capsicum frutescens commonly known as Shimla-chilli is an important cash crop in India, which is widely grown in and around Bareilly city. The present study was undertaken with an intention to find out the fungal diseases associated with the Capsicum frutescens. Five different sites were selected in an area of 8 km. An exhaustive survey was made to collect the infected plant parts. During first year study in 2000–2001 on field survey in Capsicum frutescens of Bareilly, fungi namely Fusarium solani, Alternaria alternata, Curvularia lunata, Alternaria solani, Choanephora cucurbitarum and Helminthosporium spiciferum were encountered either parasitizing leaves or fruits. The survey was made primarily for preparing a disease calendar of Capsicum frutescens crop for Bareilly region.