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Dry Bean Crops

Dry Bean Disease Management

Dry beans—such as kidney beans, navy beans, black beans, and pinto beans—face many of the same fungal threats that soybeans do. Sudden death syndrome (SDS) and white mold thrive in the weather that Midwestern states typically experience.

Many beans are grown throughout the Midwest and some mid-to-southern regions of the West, so it’s wise to prepare for weather-induced complications. Part of effective dry bean disease control involves applying treatment in the spring, as a pre-treatment for planting. Rainfall typically peaks in the Midwest between spring and early fall, which can give rise to sclerotia. By using Heads Up® Seed Treatment, you can reduce your  risk of disease and save on costs. Please see below for additional details on using our product for dry beans.

EPA Reg. #81853-1
PMRA Reg. # 29827 Pest Control Products Act

Heads Up® Plant protectant is a preplant seed treatment for the prevention of fungal and bacterial diseases in dry beans including White Mold (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum).

  • White Mold (Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum)
  • Root Rot and Post-Emergence Damping Off (caused by Rhizoctonia solani)
Application Rate

When Heads Up® is applied with other commercial seed treatments, first make a solution of 1 quart water to one 58 gram package. Shake well, Heads Up® will dissolve uniformly and easily. One ounce (1 oz.) of solution when tank mixed with other fungicide/insecticide or liquid inoculants will treat up to 625 lbs or 12.5 units of seed.


Apply Heads Up® alone or tank mix with other insecticides/fungicides or liquid inoculants. Objective is to get a wet shiny appearance to the seed, ensuring 5-8 oz of total solution is applied per cwt.

Special Considerations

One 58 gram package of Heads Up® is intended to treat up to 20,000 lbs of seed or 400 units.


Heads Up® has a stable shelf life and can be applied well in advance to planting.

Caution: When tank mixing with other products be aware of their specific time restrictions. Unlike Heads Up®, microbial products may have to be used immediately when treated.

Treat only healthy vigorous seed or seedlings: Application of Heads Up® Plant Protectant to damaged or diseased seed or seed of low quality or vigor will not improve seed performance. Always apply to healthy seed or seedlings that are vigorous and actively growing under stress-free conditions.

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