Flea beetle damage in an emerging OSR plant© Oli Hill
Oilseed rape growers are being urged to monitor crops for pest damage, especially those just emerging, due to the hot spell of weather which has encouraging the migration of cabbage stem flea beetles. Classic shot-holing damage on oilseed rape cotyledon leaves caused by flea beetles is being seen at low levels from the Scottish Borders down into Kent, with the warm weather last weekend encouraging the pest. Crops most at risk will be those recently drilled or those about to […]
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