Orange blossom midges© Blackthorn Arable
Wet weather is heightening the threat to winter wheat crops from orange wheat blossom midges over the next few weeks, a pest which can hit yields and grain quality. Pre-flowering wheat crops in England and Wales could be at risk due to the recent rain and warm temperatures, and milling wheat should be prioritised over feed varieties for possible treatment. David Robinson, technical expert at advisory group Frontier, says crops are vulnerable to the pest from boot splitting, when the […]
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