Bean Plants

French Dwarf Bean Problem

Anonymous added on June 26, 2016 | Answered

I'm not sure what the problem is with my French dwarf bean plants. They are starting to develop a woody (almost rotted) stalk, yet they are still producing flowers and sprouting beans. Could you tell me what this is and how I can fix it? Thank you

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Answered on June 27, 2016

I would check for borers, which can burrow into the stalks and cause them to become woody. The corn borer is a common pest of bean plants. This article will help:

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