Color Pictures of Mineral Deficiencies in Beans

from

The Diagnosis of Mineral Deficiencies in Plants by Visual Symptoms
by Thomas Wallace, M.C., D.Sc., A.I.C.

Published by His Majesty's Stationary Office — 1943

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BEANS IN SAND CULTURE — from the 1951 edition

 
Broad Bean Plants - Phosphorus deficiency 173. Broad Bean Plants

Phosphorus deficiency

Stems thin, leaves erect; early defoliation of basal leaves.

 
 
Broad Bean Plants - Calcium deficiency 174. Broad Bean Plants

Calcium deficiency

Young growth deformed, young stems and petioles wilt and growing points die; leaflets near growing points fail to expand, distorted and hooked, and tips die.

 
Broad Bean Pods and Seeds - Calcium deficiency 175. Broad Bean Pods and Seeds

Calcium deficiency

Pods deformed, wilted and blackened; seeds fail to develop.

 
Broad Bean Leaves - Magnesium deficiency 176. Broad Bean Leaves

Magnesium deficiency

Central intervenal chlorosis, margins green.

 
Broad Bean Shoot - Potassium deficiency 177. Broad Bean Shoot

Potassium deficiency

Internodes short; leaves dark brown marginal scorch and margins curled forward.

 
Broad Bean Seeds - Manganese deficiency 178. Broad Bean Seeds

Manganese deficiency

Brown lesions in centers of cotyledons, similar "Marsh Spot" in peas. (cf. Plate No. 204)

 
Broad Bean Plants - Boron deficiency 179. Broad Bean Plants

Boron deficiency

Stems somewhat stiff; growing points die and lateral growths develop from bases of shoots; leaves slight intervenal chlorosis.

 
Dwarf (French) Bean Plants - Nitrogen deficiency 180. Dwarf (French) Bean Plants

Nitrogen deficiency

Growth dwarfed and thin; leaves pale green and older leaves yellow and die early.

 
Dwarf Bean Plants - Phosphorus deficiency 181. Dwarf Bean Plants

Phosphorus deficiency

Growth dwarfed and thin: leaves dark, lustreless green, older leaves turn brown and shed early.

 
Dwarf Bean Plants - Calcium deficiency 182. Dwarf Bean Plants

Calcium deficiency

Growth dwarfed and thin; stems, petioles, pedicels and pods wilted; early defoliation.

 
Dwarf Bean Pods - Calcium deficiency 183. Dwarf Bean Pods

Calcium deficiency

Pods wilted and deformed; seeds fail to develop.

 
Dwarf Bean Foliage - Magnesium deficiency 184. Dwarf Bean Foliage

Magnesium deficiency

Older leaves chlorotic mottling, followed by general yellowing and brown necrotic spotting.

 
Dwarf Beans Leaf - Potassium deficiency 185. Dwarf Beans Leaf

Potassium deficiency

Intervenal chlorosis near margins followed by marginal scorch.

 
Dwarf Bean Plants - Manganese deficiency 186. Dwarf Bean Plants

Manganese deficiency

Leaves severe chlorosis and necrosis.

 
Dwarf Bean Plants - Boron deficiency 187. Dwarf Bean Plants

Boron deficiency

Stems abnormally thickened; longitudinal splitting of epicotyl; death of growing point; leaves some chlorosis.

 
Haricot Bean Plants - Manganese deficiency 188. Haricot Bean Plants

Manganese deficiency

Leaves strong chlorotic motting.

 
Haricot Bean Seeds - Manganese deficiency 189. Haricot Bean Seeds

Manganese deficiency

Brown lesions in cotyledons, similar "Marsh Spot" of peas (cf. Plate No. 204)

 
Runner Bean Plant - Nitrogen deficiency 190. Runner Bean Plant

Nitrogen deficiency

Growth stunted and thin; leaves pale green and older leaves yellow and die early; stems and petioles tend to be tinted red.

 
Runner Bean Leaves - Calcium deficiency 191. Runner Bean Leaves

Calcium deficiency

Leaves pale green, tips and margins of leaflets chlorotic patches and brown spots.

 
Runner Bean Leaf - Magnesium deficiency 192. Runner Bean Leaf

Magnesium deficiency

Leaflets slightly pale and striking intervenal necrosis.

 
Runner Bean Foliage - Potassium deficiency 193. Runner Bean Foliage

Potassium deficiency

Leaflets curled backward; intervenal chlorosis and brown marginal scorch; scorched margins curled forward.

 
Runner Bean Leaves - Manganese deficiency 194. Runner Bean Leaves

Manganese deficiency

Leaflets intervenal chlorotic motting. (cf. Plate No. 196, manganese toxicity)

 
Runner Bean Seeds - Manganese deficiency 195. Runner Bean Seeds

Manganese deficiency

Brown lesions in cotyledons, similar to "Marsh Spot" of peas. (cf. Plate No. 204)

 
Runner Bean Plant - Manganese toxicity (soil acidity complex) 196. Runner Bean Plant

Manganese toxicity (soil acidity complex)

Leaves intervenal chlorosis beginning at margins, followed by brown necrotic spotting (cf. Plate No. 194)

 
Runner Bean Leaves - Manganese toxicity (soil acidity complex) 197. Runner Bean Leaves

Manganese toxicity (soil acidity complex)

Intervenal chlorosis and fine necrotic brown spotting.

 
Runner Bean Stem and Leaves - Boron deficiency 198. Runner Bean Stem and Leaves

Boron deficiency

Stem thickened and stiff; growing points die; leaves slight chlorotic mottling.

 
 

Index

  • Flax
  • Hops
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Maize
  • Mangold
  • Oats
  • Onion
  • Parsnip
  • Pear
  • Peas
  • Plum
  • Potatoes
  • Radish
  • Rape
  • Rye
  • Spinach
  • Sugar Beet
  • Swede
  • Table Beets      
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Wheat
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