Contents tagged with Soil-borne

10 September 2019

Rhizoctonia solani is an aggressive, ubiquitous soil-borne pathogen of crops worldwide.

29 March 2019

These alerts can help guide the application of protectant fungicides to oilseed rape.

26 July 2019

Sclerotinia in oilseed rape is caused by a fungal pathogen. Discover the main factors that influence disease risk and the management options.

30 January 2019

Of all pests and diseases of potatoes in Great Britain, infestation by potato cyst nematodes (PCN), or eelworms, is the most damaging. Yield losses depend on pest populations, soil type and potato variety, with a range of 1–35% in trials, with infestations at 10–20 eggs per gram of soil.

8 October 2018

Sampling and lab testing for PCN are vital, as, at low levels of infestation, no symptoms are seen in the field. This document provides a step-by-step guide to the sampling and testing process. If you have any further questions please contact your agronomist/advisor or your AHDB Knowledge Exchange Manager.