Adas' Jonathan Blake and SRUC's Fiona Burnett with the Crop Doctor helicopter © David Jones/RBIAdas' Jonathan Blake and SRUC's Fiona Burnett with the Crop Doctor helicopter © David Jones/RBI
Disease is lurking in winter wheat crops across the country and April showers could easily spark an epidemic of the crop’s most yield-damaging disease, septoria. Despite a warm and dry spring which had led to generally low levels of this wet-loving disease, inoculum of septoria leaf blotch is being seen on the lower leaves of most crops. The presence of this disease, which can cut yields by up to 50%, is putting growers on the alert to make sure they control […]