4 August 1995

ARABLE

Most inland regions have been hot and dry with no blight conducive weather. But on the coasts, especially of Wales, the West Country and Yorkshire, and over much of Scotland and Northern Ireland, disease pressure is very high. By now the use of Fubol in crops must have all but ceased and growers have moved on to fluazinam or similar contact materials, says Ciba. But it is vital to remember the protection they give, while very good, is of shorter duration, the firm adds.