June 29, 2011

UK crop watch aphid numbers increase

In both cereal and pulse crops aphid numbers are increasing, which may require some controlling. David Martindale of Arable Alliance (Yorkshire) says aphid numbers have been increasing in peas, which required controlling with an insecticide. "Keep monitoring crops as recent warm weather can soon allow aphid numbers to increase quickly above the 20 percent of plants infested threshold," he advises.

"Disease levels are still low, but it has been noticed that Septoria tritici is beginning to appear on the middle of the leaves and some crops are showing signs of mildew". He also said that poor blackgrass control is also apparent in many crops. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers
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