problems with broad beans

Rosaleen Carvill asked 15 years ago

my broad bean pods and stems are covered with black spots. some of the beans are also infected what has happened them should i remove all of them mow and what should i do with the stalks any solutions please many thanks

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
This is probably chocolate spot fungus, and there is no control but to remove and bury the affectd plants.

When growing broad beans, do not over-use compost as it makes the plants very soft, and try to encourage air movement as the fungus likes damp conditions.