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Freezing conditions help control developing problems

04 January 2010

The big freeze is just what was needed to see off the yellow rust reported as developing at several sites pre-Christmas. If not completely killed it will hopefully have been suppressed sufficiently to not bother us again for a while. Excessive winter canopies in oilseed rape crops may also have been thinned out, making TAG’s advice to its Members about autumn PGRs particularly valuable.