Hand holding oilseed rape leaf with light leaf spot infection© Bayer
Light leaf spot disease is being detected in oilseed rape crops from Berwickshire to Essex after plant leaves were analysed in the laboratory, giving growers a warning that it may soon be seen in the field. The crop’s most yield-damaging disease is being identified a lot earlier than anticipated this season, showing how endemic it is becoming, although it is not yet being seen in growing crops. Julie Smith, plant pathologist at crop consultant Adas, points out that light leaf […]
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