shaefins
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Diagnose my beans, please!

I thought this was just leaf miner damage, but now I'm not so sure. It looks completely different than what they did to my spinach leaves, and I've yet to actually see the telling little wriggly bump that is the miner larva.

I've started a milk/water solution spray (thought it rained right after I did it this morning, figures!) in the morning and in the evening. Is that timing ok?

Everyone always asks for this info:

Raised, off the ground beds; medium = compost, peat & vermiculite; I just added grass clippings as mulch under the beans, but this was after a week of heavy rains, and after I noticed the damage may not be miners; seeds were Burpee bush green beans and dollar store yellow wax beans; no inocculant uses, as I forgot I had it in the fridge :evil: .

TIA!

This is how the spots start out - thought it was miners.

[img]http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r138/chezphinz/Spots-new.jpg[/img]

Spots on a curled leaf.

[img]http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r138/chezphinz/Spots-curled.jpg[/img]

Spots

[img]http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r138/chezphinz/Spots.jpg[/img]

Spots on a leaf that looks deformed. Thought this was insect damage from when it was newly sprouted - not so sure now.

[img]http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r138/chezphinz/Deformedleaves.jpg[/img]

Crinkled/puckered leaf

[img]http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r138/chezphinz/Crinkles-better.jpg[/img]

Spots on an oddly shaped leaf. Again, thought the shape was the result of insect damage.

[img]http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r138/chezphinz/Spotsandweirdshape.jpg[/img]

shaefins
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bump :D

DoubleDogFarm
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Take a look at this link

Common and Fuscous blight

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CAoQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fipm.illinois.edu%2Fdiseases%2Frpds%2F921.pdf&rct=j&q=Common+and+Fuscous+blight+&ei=X5siTMC-L53enQeY_ZXADw&usg=AFQjCNFc27rkcARIge5gkpH3rjKKSk6q0A

Hope this helps
Eric

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bump?

crobi13
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IMHO, I don't think the damage on his plants looks like the damage in the article by the extention office.
I also don't think the rest of the plant looks all that bad. There are the few spots in the pics that the leaves are slightly damaged but it's probably from the insects & perhaps sun scald. Are you getting flowers and/or beans? How do they look? If they look good, I would not worry too much. If they look damaged than perhaps it is blight?
Good luck!
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shaefins
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No beans yet; flowers just starting to form. I looked at *so* many pictures of various bean blights, and none of them really fit what I see in the garden. But the conditions we've had would certainly support that diagnosis (lots of rain over the last two weeks or so, and it's raining again). *sigh* I guess I'll just let them go and see what happens! I did pull off the leaves that had lots of spots, and I'll continue the milk/water spray. I figure it can't hurt, and might help.

Oh, and the bump was to move the post up in the thread so it didn't end up on page 2 with no responses. :)

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