The fungal disease develops during hot weather and is most destructive when soil temperatures approach 80˚F. The fungus attacks both the root system as well as the aerial parts of the pepper plant. He shared about his work with scientists at Pepper Research Station, Panniyur in 1998 and discussed his methodology. mso-ansi-language:EN-IN; /* Style Definitions */ In August 2005 he was awarded by INFAM for the work on pepper hybridization. Abbey Taylor October 23, 2017 Avocado, Research, Top Posts, Tropical Fruit. In May 2000, Balakrishnan was recognized as a progressive innovative farmer by the Regional Agricultural Research Station, Ambalavayal (Kerala Agricultural University). -->.
The yellow halo was not noticed during prolonged wet and humid conditions.