The fungus (Pyrenopeziza brassicae) which causes light leaf spot is able to survive the summer months on debris from the previous oilseed rape crop and to a lesser extent on rape volunteers and vegetable brassicas.
Use this interactive tool to run a crop specific forecast
This forecast is produced with disease data from the Defra funded Oilseed Rape Pest and Disease Survey delivered through CropMonitor
Light Leaf Spot forecast
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After four years as Director and Chief Executive of Rothamsted Research, Professor Maurice Moloney will be departing in December, to take a new post as Group Executive, Food, Health and Life Science Industries for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) from December 2013.