PRO/PL> Undiagnosed disease, black pepper – Sri Lanka: (UP)

Undiagnosed — Sri Lanka
An unidentified disease is affecting pepper cultivation in Wellawaya [Moneragala district, Uva province]. The area is at risk of a great harvest loss. Farmers said that they were in a difficult situation due to the spread of the unidentified disease in their fields near the time of the pepper harvest.

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[Black pepper (_Piper nigrum_) is known to be affected by a range of pathogens. Of concern in the region are quick wilt (also called foot rot; caused by