problems green beans - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by lohuey
July 5, 2010
my green beans are not very tall but are putting
out runners BUT the plants
are turning yellow and the
bugs are eating them. I
dusted with Svein dust but
the wind blew it off and I
do not know what to do.

Answer from NGA
July 5, 2010
Beans are slow to produce in hot, dry weather. If you can adjust your planting dates to correspond with cooler spring and autumn temperatures, your plants will likely be more productive. You can help things along by applying mulch to the soil to help keep the roots cool, and by holding back on fertilizer. Too much nitrogen will produce lots of foliage, at the expense of flowers and bean pods. You can use Rotenone as an insecticide in your garden. Good luck with your beans.

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