Most Common Bean Pests & Diseases
You experience problems with pests or diseases on your bean plants? Don’t worry!
I will show you various easy ways how to get rid of bean pests and plant diseases in an efficient manner in the following chapters.
|Maggots||Maggots can destroy the roots of your plants. Make sure to get more information on how to get rid of maggots.|
|Flea Beetles||Flea beetles are common intruders when it comes to growing beans at home. They can be quite harmful to your plants and you should therefore get rid of flea beetles by spraying neem oil or stinging nettle liquid onto the leaves of infested plants.|
|Pollen Beetles||You can keep away pollen beetles from bean plants by spraying neem oil onto the leaves of your plants.|
|Pod Borers||Pod borers can destroy the yields of your plants. Thus, make sure to keep them away by using stinging nettle liquid or sodium bicarbonate.|
|Pod Bugs||Pod bugs try to infest bean pods and can therefore adversely affect the yield of your plants. Hence, make sure to spray your plants with need oil to keep away pod bugs as best as possible.|
|Thrips||Thrips are quite common when growing beans at home. Thus, make sure to get more information on how to get rid of thrips.|
|Aphids||Aphids are common intruders when it comes to growing beans at home. Make sure to get all the information you need on how to control aphids.|
|Caterpillars||Caterpillars may also try to feed on bean plants. Thus, make sure to get some knowledge on how to get rid of caterpillars as well.|
|Spider Mites||Spider mites are one of the most common pests you have to deal with when growing beans at home. They can cause great damage and you should therefore get tips and tricks on how to control spider mites as best as possible.|
|Loopers||Loopers can also cause significant damage to the roots of your plants. Make sure to get additional information on how to get rid of loopers in your garden.|
|Leaf miners||Leaf miners will try to feed on bean plants. Hence, to protect your plants, make sure to spray them with neem oil to deter leaf miners as best as possible.|
|Wireworms||You can keep away wireworms from your plants by making sure that the soil is not too wet and you can also use some natural pesticides like vinegar to control wireworms as best as possible.|
|Armyworms||Armyworms can also cause damage to bean plants. Thus, make sure to keep them away using vinegar, neem oil or stinging nettle liquid.|
|Cutworms||Cutworms are quite common garden pests. Feel free to find more information on how to control cutworms.|
|Cornworms||Cornworms can also become an issue when growing beans at home. You can keep cornworm populations under control by using a slug fence and also spraying some neem oil onto your bean plants.|
|Disease||How to cure it|
|Leaf spot||Leaf spot can greatly slow down the growth of bean plants. Hence, make sure to get proper information on how to get rid of leaf spot.|
|Mold||Mold is also a quite common problem when growing beans. Thus, make sure to get tips and tricks on how to treat mold on your garden plants.|
|Rust||Rust may occur if you don’t provide optimal growing conditions to bean plants. You can get further information on how to get rid of plant rust.|
|Anthracnose||Anthracnose is a fungal disease. Hence, the easiest and most efficient way to get rid of Anthracnose is to spray some vinegar onto the leaves of bean plants.|
|Bacterial blight||Bacterial blight is quite common when growing bean plants in your garden. Make sure to find all the information you need to get rid of bacterial blight.|
|Brown spot||Brown spot is caused by a bacterium and you will therefore have to get rid of this bacterium before your plants can recover. A good way to treat brown spot is to spray bean plants with neem oil or to use baking soda.|
|Damping off||Damping off is caused by pathogens that will prevent seedlings from growing well. If you experience damping off with bean plants, you should slow down your watering behavior so that pathogens no longer find a good spot to grow.|
|Mosaic virus||Mosaic virus is pretty hard to get rid of since it is a viral disease and conventional pesticides will often not work against it. Hence, if you spot a bean plant infected with mosaic virus, make sure to remove it as soon as possible from your garden to avoid the spread of the virus to other plants.|
Bean Plant Diseases & Pests – Summary List
|Leaf miners||Damping off|
|Spider mites||Leaf spot|
How to deal with Bean Pests & Diseases?
I hope you found everything you need to get rid of bean pests and diseases in this article.
If you want to learn more about growing beans in general, make sure to also check out my bean grower’s guide!
Also make sure to have a look at my growing beans FAQ section!