Sunday, 31 October 2010

Are oilseed rape autumn fungicides worthwhile?

I think so. Even though signs of diseases like phoma and light leaf spot are low they will be in the crop and will weaken the plant making it more susceptible to winter kill. Applying an autumn fungicide does pay dividends in improved yield.

Tebuconazole or metconazole also improves the general toughness of the plants, the treated plants, below, are darker, greener, shorter and just meaner looking.