Sick pole bean plants

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  1. mamaconnie

    mamaconnie New Member

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    My pole bean plants have dozens of white spots on their leaves. I've posted photos of both the top and bottom of the leaf. Anybody know what these are and what can be done about them? Thanks very much in advance!
     

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  2. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I have never seen that before. I couldn't find anything like it in searches. Such neat little clusters. Insect eggs? The neat ring structure makes me think it might be a fungus or even viral growth. I would remove all infected leaves and dispose them as soon as possible.
     
  3. mamaconnie

    mamaconnie New Member

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    Thanks Eric - I will do that.
     
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    Sulev Well-Known Member

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    This should be a pest. Can't recall the name.
    It's not fungal nor bacterial nor viral problem.
     
  5. mamaconnie

    mamaconnie New Member

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    Thank you Sulev. An interesting thing is that it was only the lower 2 leaves of each plant that were affected, very near ground level. The rest of the plant seems entirely unscathed. I picked off all the infected leaves, and am hoping for the best.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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