Beans are easy to grow and therefore are great options for young gardeners eager to start their own plant. However, anyone who wishes to grow a bean plant should be aware that these plants are prone to a number of diseases. Anthracnose is one such disease, and it is one of the deadliest, capable of wiping out an entire plant with rapid speed. Anthracnose is a fungal disease and will appear differently from one plant to another. However, it is typically identifiable through the brown or black lesions it creates on infected plants. It develops in conditions that are damp. Once a bean plant is infected with this disease, it is not salvageable but it is important to take action to ensure that the disease does not spread to any other plants.
- Anthracnose is a fungal plant disease that attacks beans in damp and humid conditions.
- Anthracnose can spread rapidly from plant to plant especially in wet conditions.
- If your plants are infected it will be too late to save them
“If you’re trying to salvage this year’s harvest, wait for a very dry day and remove as many infected plants as you can find.”