Agriculture: Dry Beans Pest Management Guidelines


Use these guidelines for a monitoring-based IPM program to effectively manage pests, while reducing the risks of pesticides on the environment and human health.

When a pesticide application is considered, review the Pesticide Application Checklist for information on how to minimize the risks of pesticide use to water and air quality. Water quality can be impaired when pesticides drift into waterways or when they move off-site. Air quality can be impaired when pesticide applications release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere.

This year-round IPM program covers the major pests of dry bean production fields in California. When available, information is provided for common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), lima beans (Phaseolus lunatus), garbanzo beans or chickpeas (Cicer arietinum), and black-eyed cowpeas (Vigna unguiculata), hitherto referred to as "blackeyes." Details on carrying out each practice and information on additional pests can be found in the UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines: Dry Beans. Track your progress through the year with this annual checklist form. Color photo identification sheets and examples of monitoring forms can be found at the forms and photo identification pages.

For information about production practices beyond the scope of pest management, please refer to the following production manuals:

Text Updated: 11/18