Epidemiology and Management of Foliar Diseases of Lima Bean
We have been conducted research to enhance our understanding of the complex of diseases affecting foliage and pods in processing lima bean in western New York.
Tan spot is a fungal and bacterial disease complex that causes substantial defoliation but has minimal effects on pod yield. Read about the results of on-farm trials quantifying crop loss due to this diseases and spatiotemporal attributes of tan spot epidemics here:
- Spatiotemporal attributes and crop loss associated with tan spot epidemics in baby lima bean in New York.
Further reading on the etiology of pycnidial fungi in foliar disease of baby lima bean in New York:
- Tan spot of lima bean caused by Boeremia exigua var. exigua.
- Tan spot of lima bean caused by Didymella americana.
Characterization of new and emerging diseases affecting vegetables in New York
Research continues in this theme to extend our knowledge of the diseases affecting vegetables in New York.