Phytopthora Blight  
Summer squash variety trial at Cornell’s Phytophthora Blight Research Farm

Phytophthora blight (caused by the water mold Phytophthora capsici) is a destructive disease of many vegetable crops. It was first identified in New Mexico in 1922, and in New York State it has become increasingly problematic over the past decade.

This website provides information on how to identify Phytophthora blight, how it survives and spreads, and what you can do to manage it. You can also read about ongoing research projects at Cornell University that are improving our understanding of the biology and management of this disease.


The content of this website is property of Cornell University and maintained by Christine Smart and her lab

Peppers tolerant to Phytophthora blight
Spores of the water mold that causes Phytophthora blight
Field day at the Phytophthora Blight Research Farm
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