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Winter oilseed rape – sclerotinia monitoring

24 April 2020

Sclerotinia risk is low as spores have yet to be detected, plus humidity and temperature criteria risks are still low – they have only exceeded the 21-hour threshold in Wick and Kirkwall so far. If warmer temperatures and higher humidity coincide with flowering that will increase the risk, which will be further increased if flowering is prolonged and /or if weather is wet over that period.

In addition to your own on-farm assessment, you can check sclerotinia infection risk at two monitored sites in the Borders and Lothians on AHDB‘s website.

Oilseed rape with pest damage to leaves, stems and roots from multiple causes

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