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Pest of the week – Light Leaf Spot

Levels of Light Leaf Spot are rapidly increasing across the country, especially in susceptible varieties. The cycling nature of the disease means that it can rapidly spread and infect the newer leaves, causing a yield loss. Prevention of the disease is much more effective than cure, and will stop leaf and stem symptoms appearing higher […]

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Pest of the week – Frit Fly

Frit fly (Oscinella frit) cause damage to cereal crops, and are most likely to have an effect on crops following grassland or fallow. There are normally several generations per year, with the most damaging generation being in September-October, in newly drilled crops. Symptoms are visible as dead/yellowing tillers, that normally have a small yellow/white larva […]

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Pest of the week – Light Leaf Spot

Light leaf spot (Pyrenopeziza brassicae) survives the summer months on oilseed rape trash and volunteers. From oilseed rape debris, the fungus develops apothecia which release ascospores that are wind dispersed. These spores are can travel on the wind for several miles, infecting new plants. When a plant is infected, conidiospores are produced which can only infect […]

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