Abstract

Several studies about web bligh control were carried out in Panama, the Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica. The pathogen´s genetic variability, bean varietal tolerance, chemical control, and sowing densities were evaluated. In Panama yield was increased through Benomyl applications and a greater sowing density. In the Dominican Republic Rhizoctonia AG 4, AG 2 2 and AG 1 groups were found. Several bean genotypes were evaluated, as well as populations from the web blight tolerant JB X MUS 14 cross. Between 20% and 40 % web blight severity was found in Costa Rica. Coverage and application of chemicals improved bean yield.