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.
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.