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Zone 7a | co692op added on June 23, 2020 | Answered

My peas have developed a strange discoloration. Can you tell me what it is and if it can be cured?

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Answered on June 24, 2020

I see two, separate, issues. I see a fungal/bacterial infection, and spider mite damage. Often, they are related problems.

Usually, treating peas for infection will prove futile. By the time the infection subsides, production will have been drastically affected to the point that you may not get very many pods, if any. Starting over AFTER correcting the issue at hand will be the best course of action.

Treating with a fungicide/bactericide will be the way forward, as well as having a method to control spider mites. The infection has likely made its way into the soil by now, so treating both issues will be necessary before replanting.

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