Anthracnose (Beans)

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Fungi live on infected bean seed and in debris that

has been left on top of garden soil. Moderate, frequent

rainfalls, especially if accompanied by winds, provide

perfect conditions for spread of anthracnose.

Solution: Plant

beans in a different location each year, and purchase

disease-free seed each year. Anthracnose is spread quickly

and easily when plants are wet, so avoid handling or

working around plants when the leaves are moist. Apply

Soap-Shield® Fungicidal Soap

when beans first begin to flower, and continue at 7-10

day intervals for as long as needed. If possible, best

time to apply is when rain or other moisture won’t dampen

plants for at least 12 hours after application.


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