Cereals & Oilseeds

3 June 2019

Wheat blossom midge larvae feed on developing seeds, reducing yield. They can also promote sprouting in the ear and fungal attacks.

25 June 2020

Discover more about this pest and how apply insecticides based on risk.

17 March 2020

Take-all is a serious soil-borne disease of cereals. It is estimated that half of UK wheat crops are affected and that they suffer average yield losses of 5 to 20%. This publication provides an overview of the disease and management options.

22 January 2020

This definitive guide to cereal diseases in the UK contains full colour photgraphs for identification plus information on hosts, symptoms and life cycles.

17 March 2020

Rhynchosporium remains the main barley disease in wetter areas of the UK. Variety choice is important to minimise disease risk, but resistant varieties can show disease where specific races occur.

8 June 2020

Eyespot is a common disease in intensive cereal rotations. Use this risk assessment as the foundation of integrated pest management.

17 March 2020

Septoria tritici is the most important wheat disease in the UK. Fungicides are currently the primary control method and anti-resistance strategies need to be applied to preserve and extend the useful life of these active ingredients.

5 June 2020

This publication presents a diversification scheme for varieties using results from the UK Cereal Pathogen Virulence Survey (UKCPVS).

16 March 2020

Verticillium stem stripe was first confirmed on winter oilseed rape in the UK in 2007. This publication provides an overview of the disease and management options.

3 April 2020

Read about the various control measures to reduce the risk from ergot in cereal crops. There is currently no EU legislation for maximum levels of ergot alkaloids but discussions in EFSA may result in future legislative limits.

23 June 2020

Yield losses to yellow rust can be prevented using a combination of varietal resistance and fungicides.

16 March 2020

Phoma leaf spot/stem canker is one of the most important diseases of oilseed rape. This page includes information about the disease and its management.