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Q.Should I Treat My Bean Supports That Supported Beans With Blight Last Year?

Zone Mansfield Indiana zone 5 | Anonymous added on May 18, 2024 | Answered

Last year I lost most of my pole beans to bean blight. What should I do to avoid it happening again? I assume change the location? I use cattle panels to support the beans. Should I clean them with bleach or something before using them again? They have been stored vertically outside since last year’s harvest. I couldn’t find any information online about cleaning the supports. I know to not grow them too close together (keeping them dryer), to protect from ground splash with mulch, to destroy first sign of blight on the plants, eliminate pests as much as possible.

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Answered on May 20, 2024

It sounds like you are taking all the precautions. You can clean the supports with a 10 percent bleach solution. Here is more:


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