How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Blossom drop in beans

Flowers fall off plant.


This condition occurs when the temperature is over 90°F, the soil moisture is low, or smog is present during the blossoming period. Be sure the soil does not dry out too much between irrigations. Plant early to avoid hot weather during the flowering and fruiting period.

Statewide IPM Program, Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California
All contents copyright © 2017 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

For noncommercial purposes only, any Web site may link directly to this page. FOR ALL OTHER USES or more information, read Legal Notices. Unfortunately, we cannot provide individual solutions to specific pest problems. See our Home page, or in the U.S., contact your local Cooperative Extension office for assistance.

Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California

Accessibility   Contact webmaster.