An oilseed rape leaf shows early signs of light leaf spotAn oilseed rape leaf shows early signs of light leaf spot © Blackthron Arable
Early drilled oilseed rape crops from Aberdeenshire down to Essex are showing the first signs of light leaf spot disease after analysis of plant leaves in the laboratory. The crop’s most damaging disease is being detected on nine sites down the east side of England and Scotland, although visible symptoms are not yet being seen in the field. Julie Smith, plant pathologist at crop consultants Adas, said the infection could be due to early sowing, as these plants will have […]
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