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How to Prevent and Control Pea Diseases

How to Prevent and Control Pea Diseases
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  • Lester Lawrence

Chemical-free Ways to Prevent Pea Diseases

  1. Plant varieties resistant to the pea diseases common in your area.
  2. Remove and destroy (don't compost) infected plants.
  3. Remove garden debris right after harvesting.
  4. Keep your garden tools clean.
  5. Rotate crops, using a three-year rotation schedule.
  6. Keep leaves off the ground.

  1. How do you protect peas from pests?
  2. What kills pea?
  3. How do I protect my garden peas?
  4. What to spray on peas?
  5. How do you prevent pea weevils?
  6. When do you pull out pea plants?
  7. Why are my pea plants dying?
  8. Why are my pea leaves curling?
  9. What month do you plant peas?
  10. Should I cover my peas?
  11. Why won't my peas germinate?

How do you protect peas from pests?

Remove all debris in the fall and rotate crops yearly. Also, water plants at the base of the plants, and do not work around them when leaves are wet to prevent the spread of this disease in pea plants.

What kills pea?

Severe infections by Fusarium wilt or Aphanomyces root rot will generally kill the plants. Host Crops: Alfalfa, bean, carrot, corn, pea, pepper and many other plant species.

How do I protect my garden peas?

Place stakes every few feet behind your peas and string a sturdy cotton twine along the middle and tops of the stakes. The twine is an adequate pea plant support. You may find some vines climbing the stakes. Old farm fencing or chicken wire is another means of supporting pea plants.

What to spray on peas?

In the home garden, spray foliage with soapy water, then rinse with clear water. Alternatively, use an insecticidal soap spray. Planting in aluminum foil that has been laid on the planting bed, as well as filling yellow pans with water to trap the aphids are also effective control measures.

How do you prevent pea weevils?

Cold dry spells in spring check plant growth more than weevil activity. Covering with fleece or cloches can help plants outgrow damage. Keeping seedlings watered so they grow quickly through the more vulnerable stages. Older plants generally tolerate the leaf damage and so the weevils do not need control.

When do you pull out pea plants?

Leave the pods on the plant. Over time, they will yellow and dry out. You will know it's time to harvest your pea seeds when the seeds rattle inside the pod. At that time, pick your pods and remove the pea seeds.

Why are my pea plants dying?

Fusarium wilt – Fusarium wilt causes the yellowing of pea plants' foliage, stunting and wilting of the entire plant. ... Root rot – Root rot is also a soil borne fungi that affects peas. Pea plants yellow at the base of the plant, stems wither and eventually die back. Spores are dispersed through contact, wind and water.

Why are my pea leaves curling?

Curling leaves can be caused by many problems, including insect damage, disease, abiotic disorders, or even herbicides. There are several insect pests that cause leaves to curl when they suck plant juices of new or young leaves that are still growing. These include aphids, thrips, and whiteflies.

What month do you plant peas?

The key to growing peas is to plant them early enough in spring so they mature while the weather is still cool. This means planting in February, March, or April in most parts of the United States and Canada.

Should I cover my peas?

Peas are able to do just fine in temperatures as low as 28 F. (-2 C.) If temperatures don't fall below this mark, peas and pea seedlings will be just fine. ... If snow has fallen and has covered the peas, the plants can tolerate temperatures as low as 10 F. or even 5 F.

Why won't my peas germinate?

The soil was too wet or too dry:

Too dry, and your seeds won't germinate. Too wet, and they're liable to rot. ... If the soil surface begins to dry out, simply stand the seed tray in water until the surface becomes moist - but be sure to let it drain again.

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