22 March 1999
Ploughing and take-all

Question

DOES ploughing have any effect on the onset of take-all in cereal crops?

Response

Debbie Beaton, Crops magazine

Answer

YES, it does.

Most take-all inoculum is near the surface of the soil profile, so if you invert the soil by ploughing, it will move the inoculum nearer to the roots.