How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Watering beans

Consistent and adequate irrigation is required for good fruit set and yield. If temperatures are high and soil moisture low, the flowers fail to set fruit, and yields are greatly reduced. Irrigation practices will vary with planting method, soil type, and season. However, a more frequent, light drip irrigation is preferable to a heavy, deep-furrow irrigation. Beans tend to be shallow-rooted plants that are sensitive to overirrigation and soils with low oxygen.

rowPlace a hose or drip tape between rows of plants

FurrowFurrow irrigation


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