These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Sweet pepper plants:
Blossom end rot, damping-off, bacterial spot, mosaic virus, southern blight are some pepper problems. Some of these problems can be avoided by plant rotation, wise watering methods and in some cases pulling and discarding affected plants.
Identification of Pests Of Pepper
pepper weevil larvae2
green peach aphid2
european corn borer2
Tobacco Etch Virus : Tobacco Etch Virus (TEV) is caused when infected aphids and other insects come into direct contact with the plant. Difficult to control once found - removal of plants is often the only remedy. Tabasco Chile plants are particularly susceptible to this disease. Can also affect perennial weed varieties, these then spread the disease to crops nearby.
Tobacco Mosaic Virus : Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV) is carried by tobacco in cigarettes, and is mainly spread by infected hands touching plants or gardening equipment.
Cucumber Mosaic Virus : Cucumber Mosaic Virus (CMV) was first found in Cucumbers, hence its name - however it is not limited to affecting only that plant. Mainly transmitted by Aphids and spread mechanically by humans. Can also be transmitted by seed. Can overwinter in roots of affected plants. Also known as: banana infectious, chlorosis virus, coleus mosaic virus cowpea banding mosaic virus, cowpea, ringspot virus, cucumber virus 1, lily ringspot virus, pea top necrosis virus, peanut yellow mosaic virus, southern celery mosaic virus, soybean stunt virus, spinach blight virus, tomato fern leaf virus, pea western ringspot virus
Cutworms : Cutworms are dull brown caterpillars that are normally they are found on or just below the soil surface or on lower parts of plants. They are smooth skinned and are most active at night.
European corn borer : A moth and the larvae attack all parts of the corn.