Recognition and Management of Dry Bean Production Problems

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North Central Regional Publication
Originally published by Iowa State University, this publication has been adapted for regional distribution

This handbook is intended to help the researcher, extension agent, dealer, consultant, field scout, sales representative and grower better understand the developing crop, its production problems and management practices. The publication's seven sections include basic plant development descriptions, pathogenic problems, insect problems and a damage key. Color photos of diseased plants, pods or leaves accompany the descriptions of each problem. The cause, symptoms, part of the plant affected and factors favoring the disease are all listed.

Tables in the back also help determine at which plant stage diseases are likely to infect plants, as well as which bean varieties are resistant to some diseases.


  • Anthracnose
  • Bacterial brown spot
  • Bacterial diseases
  • Bacterial wilt
  • Bean common mosaic
  • Bean yellow mosaic
  • Benzoics
  • Bronzing
  • Common bacterial blights
  • Curly top
  • Environmental stress
  • Fungus diseases
  • Fusarium
  • Fuscous bacterial blight
  • Halo blight
  • Herbicide carryover
  • Leaf variegation
  • Nematode diseases
  • Nutrient deficiency
  • Phenoxys
  • Picloram
  • Preplant herbicide injury
  • Pythium
  • Red node
  • Rhizoctonia
  • Rust
  • Soil insects
  • Triazines
  • Virus diseases
  • White mold


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