Drilling wheat in autumn© Tim Scrivener
After one of the worst take-all years since the infamous 2012 season, cereal growers are urged to do all they can to reduce pressure this year to avoid yield losses of up to 50% in cereals. Take-all is a serious soil-borne disease of cereals and typically results in average yield losses of 5-20%, according to the AHDB. The disease reduces yields by blocking water and nutrient uptake in infected roots and in severe seasons with greater root stress (such as drought) and […]