Spraying for Blackgrass in Oilseed rape© Tim Scrivener
Light leaf spot is the most yield-sapping disease of oilseed rape, with symptoms often being seen in the field only from mid- to late November. Early diagnosis of this disease can be difficult as it is often confused with fertiliser scorch or frost damage, but detecting the early signs is essential so that appropriate fungicide treatment can be timed correctly to prevent its spread. We look at the disease’s lifecycle and the best control strategies to prevent crop damage. See […]