Managing OSR diseases

How to Identify Sclerotinia in OSR

Sclerotinia risk

According to the AHDB, Sclerotinia infection risk is currently low, with crops mostly at early flower bud, and cool soil temperatures at most locations. However, crop stage and weather need to be monitored as the risk may change soon. The main flush of sclerotial germination is usually when soil temperatures reach approximately 8-10 degrees Celsius just below the surface, and also if the soil surface remains damp. A very few sclerotinia spores have already been detected in a Devon spore trap in early March, so germination has already occurred, but at low levels.

Sclerotinia OSR

Keep your crop clean and green

Although it cannot be ignored, nationally Sclerotinia has only hit at damaging levels twice in the last ten years. In order to ensure a positive return on investment, it's crucial to select a flowering spray that will enhance greening and oil content.

No matter what this spring brings for disease pressure, the green leaf enhancement of AMISTAR is proven to give a positive return on your investment.

Year on year, margin returns from AMISTAR outperform other market standard fungicides.

AMISTAR formulation leaf cross-section

Formulation makes a difference

Oilseed rape has waxy leaves so product formulation is important to ensure active substance retention on the leaf and penetration of waxy layers to reach green tissue and deliver greening benefits.

Always choose Proven AMISTAR Technology for a reliable formulation to protect your crop.