Cereal growers are being warned that a mild autumn could see an aphid-carried viral disease hit their crops. Experts advise the use of seed treatments and sprays to minimise damage to yields. Last winter’s abnormally mild weather saw aphids flying until after Christmas, resulting in the most widespread level of barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) disease seen for more than 50 years. With one of the main aphid carriers of the disease showing high levels of resistance to widely used […]
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