Four barley diseases (left to right): rynchosporium, net blotch, mildew, ramulariaFour barley diseases (left to right): rynchosporium, net blotch, mildew, ramularia
Barley growers face a tough battle against disease this season, with some experts warning of a worse disease year than 2014. With many early-drilled crops, thick growth and mild weather, there are already clear signs of the crop’s big three yield-killers – rhynchosporium, net blotch and mildew – while late season ramularia could well strike. See also: Researchers closer to solving top UK barley disease Scottish disease expert Fiona Burnett predicts this season could well be worst than last year for […]