This article originally appeared in the 2005 ICM newsletter. However, the significance of the bean leaf beetle and bean pod mottle virus has not diminished in recent years. There is still the potential of economic damage from either or both pests. We have recently completed a three-year study that examines the complex issues of managing these two pests, but the data are still being analyzed. We also have identified potential field tolerance to virus disease. Growers are encouraged to query seed dealers regarding tolerance of varieties to virus disease. Ultimately, this will likely be the best management tool for disease control. In the meantime, we give you our best recommendations as we understand the situation in Iowa.
Iowa State University
Rice, Marlin E.; Bradshaw, Jeffrey D.; and Hill, John H., "Revisiting an integrated approach to bean leaf beetle and bean pod mottle virus management" (2007). Integrated Crop Management News. 1141.
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