Michigan Pepper Industry Research Priorities

Updated 2015

Contact Information

Dr. Ron Goldy, 1791 Hillandale Road, Benton Harbor, MI 49022,


Phytophthora crown and Root Rot

  • Production and post-harvest control strategies
  • Organic and conventional control
  • Water management
  • Variety evaluation


Bacterial leaf spot

  • Variety evaluation
  • Organic and conventional control measures


OTHER PRODUCTION ISSUES                                                                                                

  • Epidural Separation (silvering)
  • Alternative fumigants
  • Cost of production
  • Nutrient requirements in a plasticulture system

Cover Crop rotations that give best growth and fruit quality