Vegetable Research & Innovation

The Effect of Foliage-applied Fungicides on Peas

Pea crop can be attacked by a range of a leaf, pod, stem and root diseases. There are some that are well recognised as causing severe damage, such as bacterial blight caused by the Pseudomon syringae complex and Phanomyces root rot. However, there are many others that are very common on pea crop such as downy mildew, powdery mildew, the Ascochyta leaf and stem disease complex and Septoria leaf blight that appear to affect crops. There is little evidence as to the actual amount of infection by the diseases that will lead to an economic yield or quality loss.