Crop Health Updates - July 2018
There have still been no confirmed cases of blight in Scotland this year – and very few throughout the whole of the UK. Prolonged dry conditions have helped in that and although irrigated crops clearly present more humid and suitable conditions for blight development than non-irrigated equivalent crops, a general lack of inoculum in the area is a major plus. Scottish weather being what it is however we can expect more ‘normal’ weather to resume at some point and so the need to protect potato crops against tuber blight remains a high priority in designing blight programmes. Read more here.
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