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Bean
 
Disease
Common and yellow mosaics 
Curly top (Beet curly top virus) 
Damping-off 
Fusarium root rot 
Gray mold 
Rust 
White mold (Sclerotinia rot) 
Insect
Bean aphids 
Brown marmorated stink bug 
Cutworms and armyworms 
Spider mites 
Thrips 



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Caption: Curly top virus symptoms on bean
Photo by: G.Q. Pelter
  
Bean : Curly top (Beet curly top virus)
(revision date: 6/2/2014)


Biology
Curly top of bean is caused by Beet Curly Top Virus, a virus transmitted by beet leafhoppers. Many crops are affected, including tomato, bean, squash, cucumber, and pepper. Typical symptoms of the disease include puckering and downward curling of leaves, followed by a general yellowing of the plant. Young plants may be killed. Older plants are yellowed and dwarfed, with stunted pods. Leaves are thicker than normal and brittle in texture. The virus is also found in annual flowers and weeds. Beet Curly Top is not a problem in western Washington.
Management Options


Non-Chemical Management
  • Plant resistant varieties. Resistant snap bean cultivars are 'Canyon', 'Yakima', 'Idaho Bountiful', 'Idachief', 'Idelite', and 'Wondergreen'. Resistant red kidneys include "Kanaikin' and 'Kardinal Light'.
  • Pull out and destroy infected plants.
  • Control of beet leafhoppers is ineffective for preventing Beet Curly Top Virus infection.
Select non-chemical management options as your first choice!

Chemical Management

None recommended

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Caption: Curly top virus symptoms on bean
Photo by: G.Q. Pelter
Caption: Severe curly top virus symptoms on bean
Photo by: G.Q. Pelter
Caption: Curly top virus symptoms on bean
Photo by: P.N. Miklas