dry beans with mould

Asked February 9, 2020, 4:14 AM EST

how can I dispose it

Outside United States

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Without a photo of the beans, nor information about what variety of beans nor your location, I can only point you to research on white mold on beans in the states. The following describes the most common fungus:

"Sclerotinia sclerotiorum can survive from one season to the next as mycelium in infected bean straw and seeds that have been scattered over the field during harvest. Post-harvest tillage reduces the potential for infection since diseased tissue is turned under and generally decomposes in the soil before the next bean growing season. However, sclerotial survival still can be a problem in subsequent seasons.

The fungus can be transported within infected seeds or in sclerotia-contaminated seed lots to be planted during the next growing season. Therefore, it is important to plant only certified seeds that have had sclerotia and poor quality seeds removed during threshing and cleaning operations."


Since this fungus can overwinter in soil, it is important for you to follow the control recommendations outlined in the above article, so it doesn't continue to impact your crop. Hope this is helpful. Good luck!