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Chapter 8. Pepper Production1

Monica Ozores-Hampton, Nathan S. Boyd, Eugene J. McAvoy, Hugh A. Smith and Gary E. Vallad2

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This publication is included in the Vegetable Production Handbook for Florida, 2014-2015 edition.


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This is Chapter 8 of the Vegetable Production Handbook for Florida, 2014-2015 edition. The most current version of this chapter may be found at


This is a 12-page chapter covering

  • Botany and Planting

  • Cultivars

  • Pesticides for Weed, Arthropod and Disease Management for Pepper


Table 8.1. Planting information for pepper.

Table 8.2. Selected herbicides approved for managing weeds in pepper.

Table 8.3. Selected insecticides approved for managing insect pests of peppers.

Table 8.4. Pepper fungicides ordered by disease and FRAC group according to mode of action.



This document is HS732, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. First published June 1995. Revised November 2009, January 2012, August 2013, and November 2014. Visit the EDIS website at


Monica Ozores-Hampton, assistant professor, Southwest Florida REC – Immokalee; Nathan S. Boyd, , assistant professor, Gulf Coast REC – Wimauma; Eugene McAvoy, Extension agent IV, Hendry County, Labelle; Peter J. Dittmar, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department - Gainesville; Hugh A. Smith, assistant professor, Gulf Coast REC – Wimauma; and Gary E. Vallad, associate professor, Gulf Coast REC - Wimauma; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

The use of trade names in this publication is solely for the purpose of providing specific information. UF/IFAS does not guarantee or warranty the products named, and references to them in this publication do not signify our approval to the exclusion of other products of suitable composition.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.