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Help identifying pole bean disease or pest

Posted by jellytoast none (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 24, 13 at 23:00

Can anyone help me identify what's going on with my Blue Lake pole beans? Squiggly lines indicate leaf miners, but what about the brown, dried out areas? These appear on leaves that have no indication of leaf miner activity.

This post was edited by jellytoast on Thu, Apr 25, 13 at 9:46


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RE: Help identifying pole bean disease or pest

The leaves look somewhat chlorotic, i.e. pale green with darker green near the veins. That is probably from a nutrient deficiency, which would be consistent with what appears to be very sandy soil. I suggest applying some fertilizer.

The sandy soil probably is droughty and will require regular watering.

Also, there seems to be leaf miners in several leaves. I have never had those and can't suggest what to do.

Jim


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RE: Help identifying pole bean disease or pest

jimster, the soil was purchased from a local nursery this season, formulated for raised beds. While the mix does include sandy loam, It has added compost as well. When I dig down into the soil, it has a nice fluffy texture and is not dry, but not wet either ... slightly damp, I'd say. The plants were fertilized with EB Stone organics for tomatoes and vegetables a week ago. I neglected to fertilize the soil when I planted the seeds.


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RE: Help identifying pole bean disease or pest

So much for soil analysis by photograph. Scratch the sandy soil theory. :-)

Your recent application of fertilizer may show results soon. I have had a similar phenomenon with newly emerged beans and they outgrew it.

Jim


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RE: Help identifying pole bean disease or pest

Deleting duplicate post.

Why does this happen? I was even in a different forum when it happened.

Jim

This post was edited by jimster on Thu, Apr 25, 13 at 13:01


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RE: Help identifying pole bean disease or pest

"So much for soil analysis by photograph. Scratch the sandy soil theory. :-) "

Jimster, that is not the soil in the beds! I pulled the leaves out and layed them on a bare patch of soil in the yard for the photograph ... :-)


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RE: Help identifying pole bean disease or pest

I guess that also explains why I see no stems or petioles. DUH!!!

Jim


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RE: Help identifying pole bean disease or pest

Well, if it makes you feel any better, your "soil analysis by photograph" was a pretty good call. :-)


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