Patchy White Mold Found in Dry Beans

NDSU Extension Plant Pathologist Michael Wunsch says dry bean harvest has just started in the north, north-central part of the state. “Local producers that I’ve talked to say the crop looks quite good, except they were surprised to find a fair amount of white mold in spots, given the type of summer we had.” Wunsch says white mold has been patchy this year with heavier presence mostly being found by tree rows. “It wasn’t a high-rainfall summer, but we had daytime highs in the 70’s and heavy overnight dews.”