Rust Spot On Green Beans: How To Get Rid Of Rust?
In this article we will share with you some of the best methods to treat rust spots on green beans. We are going to tell you how to remove rust spots from your plants, and how to prevent them from appearing again in future.
We have seen many cases where a plant has been damaged due to rust damage. Some of these cases were caused by improper handling or even neglect. If you want to avoid such problems in the future, then you need to learn how to properly care for your plants.
Rust spots on green beans are not just a nuisance; they can cause death if left untreated. Even though it may seem like rust is harmless, it is actually very harmful to the health of your plants!
The first step towards treating rust spots on green beans is removing them completely. You can do this by hand or using a spray bottle.
How To Remove Rust Spots From Green Beans?
If you wish to remove rust spots completely, you must use a good quality spray bottle. Spray bottles are available at most garden centers and hardware stores. They come in different sizes, so choose one that suits your needs. Spray bottles usually contain a solution of water and alcohol (rubbing alcohol). We recommend that you choose 70% alcohol. This will ensure that the rust spots are completely eliminated.
Be very careful when spraying the plant with the solution of rubbing alcohol and water. Use it only on rust spots, and not on other areas of the plant. Rubbing alcohol is flammable, so never use it near an open flame or other ignition source. Take all safety precautions when using this product!
You should begin by mixing one part rubbing alcohol with three parts water. This should create a suitable mixture for your spray bottle. Next, you should thoroughly wash the rust infected plant parts in water first before spraying them with alcohol.
Using a spray bottle, spritz the infected area liberally. Continue doing this until the rust fungus begins to turn black and falls off of the plant. It is important that you repeat this process every couple of hours for at least two or three days. This will ensure that all traces of rust are eliminated from the plant.
Though it is possible to remove rust completely from your plants using rubbing alcohol and water, you may need to use a fungicide too. Covered below are other methods that can be used to eliminate rust spots on green beans.
Remove Rust With Fungicide
The most common way of getting rid of rust is by using a good fungicide. Fungicides are readily available at most garden centers or hardware stores.
Sources & references used in this article:
Effectiveness of saccharin and ulvan as resistance inducers against rust and angular leaf spot in bean plants (Phaseolus vulgaris) by DZ Delgado, MB de Freitas, MJ Stadnik – Crop Protection, 2013 – Elsevier
Severity of angular leaf spot and rust diseases on common beans in Central Uganda by P Pamela, D Mawejje, M Ugen – Uganda Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 2014 – ajol.info
Rust of dry beans by HF Schwartz, JR Steadman… – Crop series. Diseases; …, 2004 – mountainscholar.org
Effects of Angular Leaf Spot and Rust on Leaf Gas Exchange and Yield of Common Bean (Phaseolus Vulgaris) by HH Whetzel – 1906 – Cornell University