© Martyn Cox, Blackthorn ArableWheat roots blackened with take-all disease © Martyn Cox Blackthorn Arable
Australian wheat farmers have found that a combination of cultural and chemical approaches is the best way of controlling costly soil-borne diseases like take-all, which can halve crop yields. While the climate and ecology Down Under may seem very different to that in the UK, the same diseases plague crops. For example, take-all has historically been a problem in Western Australia, although more recently crown rot has been affecting crops. See also: How to tackle take-all after disease enjoys perfect year One […]