Bacterial Pea Blight – How To Recognize Bacterial Blight In Peas

By January 25, 2018Articles

Bacterial Pea Blight – How To Recognize Bacterial Blight In Peas

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist Bacterial diseases on plants come in many forms. Pea bacterial blight is a common complaint during cool, wet weather periods. Pea plants with bacterial blight exhibit physical symptoms such as lesions and water spots. Commercial growers don’t consider this a disease of economic importance, but in the lower yielding home garden, your harvest can be depleted. It is best to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms and know what control measures are appropriate. What is Bacterial Pea Blight? Recognizing the various diseases that can occur on vegetable plants is a challenge. Bacterial diseases come in many forms and attack many types of plants. One of the more common is bacterial blight in peas. It can spread through rain splash, wind or mechanical methods. That means it can become epidemic in field situations. However, the symptoms are mostly cosmetic, except in very

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