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Growing Beans - broad beans, fava beans, also Fava bean

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18 Oct 16 Mark (Australia - temperate climate)
Help! Rookie Gardner,some of my broad beans are developing black mould. What is it,and how do I treat it?
24 Oct 16 (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
It could be black sooty mould. Does it look like this video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG4GIkK7P4w If so, a spray with a mild natural dishwater mix is the best treatment. The spray will also kill any aphids which are a common cause for the mould, with the honeydew sugars they leave behind. Even a spray with the hose will kill aphids and wash the plants. Good luck with the Fava beans! I have just harvested some planted from dried beans i bought at the local middle eastern supplies.
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