Category Archives: Lima Beans

Integrated Pest Management Workshop Now Available by Webinar

Memo to all Growers, Scouts and Agribusiness:

The Sweet Corn, Bean and Pea Integrated Pest Management Workshop will now also be available by webinar.  If distance or time was preventing you from registering for the workshop, you can now get all the same great information, without the travel!

The workshop and webinar are planned for:

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

In-person:
Room 102, Rudy Brown Rural Development Centre
Ridgetown Campus, Ridgetown Ontario

Webinar:
The comfort of your own home or office!

Please pre-register for the workshop or the webinar by contacting the Agricultural Information Contact Centre (toll free) at 1-877-424-1300.  Late registrations (after Friday, May 16th) should be directed to elaine.roddy@ontario.ca

Topics covered will include:

  • Scouting and Diagnostics
  • Insects – Identification, Biology and Management
  • Diseases – Identification, Biology and Management
  • Soils and Nutrients
  • Reference Guides and Scouting Materials

Sweet Corn, Bean and Pea Integrated Pest Management Workshop

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Room 102, Rudy Brown Rural Development Centre
Ridgetown Campus, Ridgetown Ontario

The workshop will also be broadcast as a webinar, for those unable to travel to Ridgetown.

Please pre-register for the workshop or the webinar by contacting the Agricultural Information Contact Centre (toll free) at 1-877-424-1300.  Late registrations (after Friday, May 16th) should be directed to elaine.roddy@ontario.ca

Topics covered will include:

  • Scouting and Diagnostics
  • Insects – Identification, Biology and Management
  • Diseases – Identification, Biology and Management
  • Soils and Nutrients
  • Reference Guides and Scouting Materials

Pest of the Month – White Mould in Snap Beans

From ONvegetables in The Grower, December 2013

Beans are susceptible to white mould infections during flowering and early pod-set.  Small, circular, water-soaked lesions develop on the pods of infected flowers, or where fallen petals become caught in the lower canopy or leaf axils.

Infected tissues later develop a dense, cottony, white fungal growth.  Leaves of severely infected plants will eventually turn yellow and fall off.  Sclerotia (hard, black, irregular-shaped fruiting bodies) form in the branches, stems and pods of infected plants (Figure 1).

White mould over-winters mycelium in infected crop residue and as buried sclerotia.  The sclerotia will survive for up to five years in soil and crop residue. Continue reading Pest of the Month – White Mould in Snap Beans

Bean Leaf Beetles in Snap Beans

Bean leaf beetles are a significant pest of snap beans in Ontario. The adults are 5 mm in length with four black spots on the wing covers. A small, black triangle is visible at the base of the head (Figure 1). The wing covers also have a black border.  The colour of the bean leaf beetle varies from yellow to tan or red and the spots are not always present.

Continue reading Bean Leaf Beetles in Snap Beans

Minor Use Label Expansion Granted For Prowl H20 Herbicide for Weed Control on Snap, Lima and Adzuki Beans

J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion for PROWL H2O Herbicide (pendimethalin) for control of weeds on snap, lima and adzuki beans in Canada. Prowl H2O herbicide was already labeled for management of weeds on corn, soybeans and dry bulb onions in Canada.

These minor use submissions were sponsored in 2010 by the minor use office of OMAFRA in response to minor use priorities identified by producers and extension personnel in Canada. Additional data supporting these projects was provided by Dr. Darren Robinson, Dr. Peter Sikkema and D. Bilyea, U.ofG., Ridgetown and Todd Cowan, U.ofG., Huron.

Weed control is an important component of snap, lima and adzuki production and has been identified as a priority by producers for several years. The registration of Prowl H2O herbicide is an important step towards improving the weed management and resistance management toolkit. Continue reading Minor Use Label Expansion Granted For Prowl H20 Herbicide for Weed Control on Snap, Lima and Adzuki Beans