First report of pepper spot and leaf scorch on groundnut in Nepal uri icon


  • Pepper spot and leaf scorch disease of groundnut caused by the fungus Leptosphaerulina crassiasca (Sechet) Jackson & Bell, has been reported from several groundnut-growing regions of the world (Jackson and Bell 1969, Subrahmanyam et al. 1992). The disease was observed for the first time both in farmers' fields and research stations in Nepal during the 1992 rainy season. Both pepper spot and leaf scorch symptoms of the disease were observed

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  • 1993