The effectiveness of benomyl, chlorothalonil, copper hydroxide, dinocap, sulfur and triadimefon for the control of the fungus Leveillula taurica, causal agent of the powdery mildew of peppers (Capsicum annuum), was evaluated under field conditions. Results from two experiments indicate that weekly applications of benomyl and triadimefon reduced disease incidence and increased pepper yield. In the first experiment, plots treated with triadimefon (0.35 L/ha) and benomyl (0.55 kg/ha) produced 20.2 and 17.2 kg fruit/plot, respectively, whereas the nontreated plots yielded 13,9 kg/plot. A similar trend but with higher yields was obtained in the second experiment. Treatments with triadimefon (0.70 L/ha) and benomyl (0.55 kg/ha) produced 41.0 and 41.3 kg of fruit/plot, respectively, as compared with the control treatments which yielded 29.0 kg/plot.