Pea Plants

How to Treat Peas That Have ‘Wilt’


Betsy added on July 14, 2011 | Answered

Our green peas were growing great, and now a lot of the plants are drying up and dying before the peas have fully ripened. Very frustrating! From research, it sounds like they have 'wilt'. Is there anyway to treat them?


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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on July 18, 2011

Yes, this correct. They likely do have wilt. There is nothing to be done for them. The best thing you can do is pull them out and destroy them. Do not compost them. Also, you should not plant peas in that location for at least 2 years as the disease will stay in the soil for at least that long.

Here is more information, if you would like it:
http://ipm.illinois.edu/diseases/series900/rpd912/index.html

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Susan75023
Answered on July 18, 2011

Here is a link (long one) that can provide you with great info.
http://www.mofga.org/Publications/MaineOrganicFarmerGardener/Summer2010/Peas/tabid/1622/Default.aspx
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