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Eggplant > Whole plant > Stunted plant

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  • Virus 1
  • Virus 2
  • Virus 3

Cucumber mosaic virus and others

  • Leaves are mottled with yellow and light green patches
  • Leaves are misshapen; unusually long and thin like a shoestring or curled and deformed
  • Fruit have yellow blotches or brown rings
  • Plants may be stunted
  • More information on Virus
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  • Frost Damage/Chilling Injury 1
  • Frost Damage/Chilling Injury 2
  • Frost Damage/Chilling Injury 3

Frost Damage/Chilling Injury

  • Leaves look water-soaked and soft, then turn black
  • Surface of fruit appears bronzed
  • Seeds and inside of fruit are brown
  • Fruit becomes soft water-soaked and rots
  • Leaves show injury immediately, fruit may not show symptoms for 5 to 7 days
  • Eggplant is more sensitive to cold than tomatoes and peppers
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  • Potato Aphid and Green Peach Aphid 1
  • Potato Aphid and Green Peach Aphid 2

Potato Aphid and Green Peach Aphid
Macrosiphum euphorbiae and Myzus persicae

  • Small insects, pear-shaped, usually greenish; clustered on underside of leaves, about 1/10th inch long
  • Feeding by small or moderate numbers of aphids usually does not cause visible symptoms; feeding by larger numbers of aphids can cause curling, stunting, and wilting of leaves
  • Active during spring and summer
  • More information on Potato Aphid and Green Peach Aphid

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