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    Default Broad bean fungus on Over wintering broad beans?

    Hi everyone,

    My first post. I have attached a picture of some damage to my broad beans taken today.

    I'm not sure if this is chocolate spot or something else? The chocolate spot pictures I have seen seem more pebble dashed or shotgun like rather than large patches. It has frosted a little this week but we have had very mild winter so far on the north Kent downs here. One of my bean plants under cover ( have both cover and no cover) has actually started flowering white flower.

    Any help advice appreciated as I have never grown broad beans before?

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    If you cut off the half with the patches on,can you peel off the thin brown bit of leaf to reveal a tiny wriggling maggot type insect in each section? Or it could be that an insects had a bite to eat & now it’s gone?

    You don’t need to cut the leaf half off,look while it’s on the plant!
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    Chocolate spot usually happens later in the spring whenever I get it here,that’s a good thing with sowing in autumn,the beans are usually finishing by the time it appears.

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    Hi and welcome.
    Looks like something has nibbled away the top layer of the leaf. Don't think its chocolate spot.
    Can you cut off the damaged leaves or are there too many?
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