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Red clover vein mosaic virus (RCVMV), Bean yellow mosaic virus (BYMV)

  • Leaf veins turn yellow or white
  • Leaves have a yellow to white mottled or mosaic pattern
  • Plant may be stunted
  • The number and size of pods can be reduced, pods may be malformed
  • Premature death of plant may occur
  • More information on Virus...
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Aphanomyces Root Rot
Aphanomyces euteiches

  • Pea shoots are yellow, stunted and may wilt
  • The stem is brown and soft at the soil line
  • Roots have brown soft rotten spots
  • Most common in heavy wet soils
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Agriotus spp., Melanotus spp.

  • Wireworms feed on seed, which can prevent germination
  • Plants may be stunted
  • More common in gardens that were previously in grass or sod
  • Larvae are thin, shiny, segmented , yellow to reddish-brown color, and approximately 1/4 to 1 ½ inch long and can be found throughout the growing season
  • More information on Wireworms...
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Acyrthosiphon pisum, Aphis fabae

  • Minor to moderate feeding on leaves does not cause any noticeable symptoms
  • Large numbers feeding on leaves can cause wilting or death of plant
  • Feeding on pods can cause them to curl, shrink, and partially fill
  • Plant may be stunted

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