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Light leaf spot risk relatively low

Arable Last edited 13/11/18
The autumn light leaf spot (LLS) preliminary forecast, shows that the disease risk to winter oilseed rape (WOSR) is relatively low.

BYDV threat high

Arable Last edited 12/11/18
Recent mild weather is resulting in reports of large flights of aphids which are rapidly colonising newly emerging winter cereals and infecting them with the yield robbing Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV), says Elle Pace, Hutchinsons agronomist for Sussex and the south coast.

Stepping up British food production innovation

Arable Last edited 12/11/18
A recent national food supply-chain innovation event in Essex has charted huge progress in developing innovative British-produced crops.

Warm weather raises BYDV threat to high

Arable Last edited 22/10/18
Recent mild weather is resulting in reports of large flights of aphids which are rapidly colonising newly emerging winter cereals and infecting them with the yield robbing Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV), says agronomist Elle Pace, agronomist in Sussex.

Active ingredient should be applied when conditions are correct

Arable Last edited 22/10/18
On your marks, get set… go with Kerb or ASTROKerb.

Fungicide approval provides more choice for OSR growers

Arable Last edited 18/10/18
This autumn, growers of oilseed rape will have the option of a new fungicide for controlling diseases such as Phoma and Light Leaf Spot. Revel is a contact and systemic fungicide containing 250g difenoconazole in an emulsifiable concentrate for use in winter and spring OSR.

Cover crop trials provide insight into slug activity

Arable Last edited 17/10/18
Trials run by Natural England have shown that cover crops do not significantly increase slug populations compared to cereal crops.

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