Pests and Diseases


Bean fly

Bean fly attack signs include stem maggots, swollen stem base, wilting, yellowing and death of crop, 2-4 weeks after planting.

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If spotted, cover the swollen stem base with soil during weeding or spray with cypermethrin & dimethoate chemicals.


Bean anthracnose

During heavy rains, observe for bean anthracnose signs such as: round sunken brown wounds on the stem, black injuries on veins underside the leaves.


To control, plant resistant varieties, disease free seed, avoid waterlogging fields & rotate beans with other crops.

Root rot

Root rot signs include yellowing & death of bean plant, one week after germination.

Root rot

To control, improve your soil fertility using manure or inorganic fertilizers. Plant treated seed and resistant varieties next season.