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Rust makes an appearance in UK beet crops every year, and there is no reason to suggest this season will be any different. Well-timed fungicides will be crucial to supporting performance, writes Edward Hagues, Bayer root crop product manager.
Last month, the European Commission submitted new proposals to a Standing Committee of Member States in Brussels called SCOPAFF (Standing Committee of Plants, Animals, Food and Feed) to ban all outdoor uses of neonicotinoid seed treatments in non-bee-attractive crops such as wheat, barley, sugar beet and vegetables.
Most growers will accept that 2016 has been one of the kinder seasons for foliar diseases, but despite the below average incidence of disease, crop performance this season indicates that fungicides have been highly worthwhile.