Brown rust on a wheat leaf© FLPA/REX/Shutterstock
Concern over levels of brown rust reported in winter wheat crops is growing and the disease will require monitoring and early treatment in the worst cases. The warmest December on record has resulted in some crops drowning in a soup of disease, with septoria, yellow rust and mildew all widespread – particularly in early-drilled fields. The previous bad brown rust season of 2007 followed a December with temperatures 3C above the average, allowing the disease to infect leaves early. However, […]
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