Early-flowering oilseed rape field© Geoffrey Swaine/Rex/Shutterstock
April showers and slowly rising temperatures mean the risk of sclerotinia infection is building in early oilseed rape. Crops in warmer, southern counties are now hitting mid-flower, with early disease alerts from the AHDB/BASF sclerotinia risk report service being triggered in Devon, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, South Wales and East Yorkshire during a spell of warmer weather in the last week. However, cooler weather across most parts of the country is bringing the potential for a prolonged flowering period, and therefore greater disease infection risk. See also: The […]
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