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Species Capsicum annuum
Crop Pepper
Pest Scientific Name Choanephora cucurbitarum
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Type Fungus
Pest Classification Is seed a pathway in this crop? Pathway not proven
Main literature references 1-70, 1-223, 1-224, 1-225
Remarks C. cucurbitarum is the causal agent of fruit wet rot and is usually found on cucurbits. Pepper fruits can be a host of this fungus. Disseminated by insects, rain and wind. No references found indicating seed as a pathway for C. cucurbitarum on pepper. Commercial seed harvesting (avoiding infected fruit), seed cleaning and sanitization of pepper seed would reduce the potential for seed contamination. <strong>Available information indicates there is no scientific basis for regulation of C. cucurbitarum on pepper seed.</strong>
Detection Is there a seed test? No
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Risk mitigation Can the pest be managed by seed treatment(s)? No
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