Pepper Stem Scald: A Physiological Problem

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Title:
Pepper Stem Scald: A Physiological Problem
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Fact sheet
Creator:
Vavrina, Charles S.
Publisher:
University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, EDIS
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
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Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Melanie Mercer.
Publication Status:
Published
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"Original publication date June 2001. Reviewed April 2008 and March 2011."
General Note:
"HS-813"

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University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location:
University of Florida
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All rights reserved by the submitter.
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IR00004228:00001


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Charles S. Vavrina2 Under the summer heat transplanted pepper plants can develop, often within hours of transplanting a condition known by such names as "heat stress," "plastic damage," "heat girdling" or "stem scalding."

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Pepper Stem Scald: A Physiological Problem 2 Many assume transplant damage is caused by the "flap" made by stretching the plastic mulch during the mechanical hole punching operation. However, the phenomenon can occur even in the absence of the plastic "flap." Effect of planting time on the incidence of heat girdling