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Updated IPM Guidelines for Dry Beans for Diseases and Abiotic Disorders

A dry bean plant with yellow-mottled leaves from alfalfa mosaic virus, vectored by aphids. Avoid planting beans adjacent to alfalfa fields.

The Diseases and Abiotic Disorders section of the UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines for Dry Beans have been recently revised and updated and are now available online at UC IPM Dry Beans Pest Management Guidelines. Authors include Farm Advisors Carol...

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 9:12 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

Planting Beans at UCD


Rachael Long, Jasmin Bonilla, Antonia Palkovic, and Jorge Berny planting beans at UCD.  

Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 12:13 PM
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White Mold in Garbanzo Beans- Often Attacks Stems Near the Soil Line

White mold in garbanzos often infects the plant stems near the soil line.

Our cool, wet conditions are favoring white mold (sclerotinia) in garbanzo beans this year. This disease is characterized by a white fungal growth that attacks the above ground plant parts, often near the soil line for garbanzos. The affected tissue...

Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 8:41 AM

White Mold in Lima Beans

Figure 1. Sclerotia of white mold disease.

I was recently contacted by a Pest Control Advisor (PCA) regarding a lima bean field in the Tracy area. The plants were showing some unusual symptoms, and while the field was nearing harvest, the grower was hoping to get another couple weeks out of it...

Posted on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 2:46 PM

Bean Problem Diagnostics

Figure 1. Fusarium root rot of bean.

I recently visited a bean field in the southern part of the county with a PCA. From a distance, the beans in certain areas of the field appeared to be drying up and dying. A closer look showed that the leaf margins were drying up first before the whole...

Posted on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 2:55 PM

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