Applied Horticultural Research (AHR) is leading a new Hort Innovation-funded project aimed at developing effective control measures for internal rot of capsicums.

The disease affects seeds inside the fruit and fruit appears normal from the outside. The disease is a major cause of customer complaints and rejections of capsicums in Australia.

The project team is currently calling for samples of affected capsicums and chillies in order to determine the causal agent(s) in Australia and to develop effective control measures.

Please click here to download the flier with instructions on how to collect samples and send to the team for study.

For more information contact Dr Len Tesoriero 0447 623 487 or Dr Pieter Van Nieuwenhuyse 02 8627 1040 or