kidney and pole green beans

Asked June 12, 2016, 1:09 PM EDT

What's wrong with my kidney and pol green beans? I'm trying to get them to grow up a trellis!

Hennepin County Minnesota beans

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Thrips are tan to black bugs that look like slivers of wood; Thrips feed on plants, rasping plant tissue. Seedlings are most affected. Plants will outgrow and recover thrip attack. Or leaves curl under and become deformed; shiny, sticky honeydew on leaf surfaces; black sooty mold may follow. Aphids are tiny, oval, and yellowish to greenish pear-shaped insects that colonize on the undersides of leaves. They suck plant juices and leave behind sticky excrement called honeydew. Use insecticidal soap. Ants farm aphids; control ants with sticky barrier.