Seeds of Vegetables
vegetable gardening >> chillies
varieties of chillies
seed of chillies
Diseases in chilli
Leaf curl of chilli
– a virus disease. The disease is characterised by puckering of leaf
blade, and gradual reduction in the size. Diseased plants flower poorly
with low fruit set. The infestation should be managed from seedling
stage itself by using seeds from virus free plants. In the main field,
infected plants should be removed as soon as they are noticed. The virus
is generally transmitted by whitefly.
Vector control may be helpful in preventing
the further spread of the disease.
Whiteflies can be effectively
attracted and controlled by yellow sticky traps, which are coated with
grease and sticky oils.
Spraying of 5% Neem oil or 5 kg Neem Kernel
extract per acre will also control the vector insects. Spray solution
should reach the under surface of leaves for effective control.