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crops from the South Coast of England to the North of Scotland.
Sun 19 Feb 2017 - Crops noticeably greening up with some very rapid growth noted in oilseed rape crops. Timing of fungicides for growth regulation predicted to be first week of April. Brown rust on winter wheat found in Eastern counties but elsewhere rusts of any colour are absent. Concern that recent rain and forecast for a wet week will delay outstanding herbicide applications. Final leaf 4 yet to appear in many wheat crops so no rush for T0 fungicides and some doubt if they will be needed at all as flag leaf emergence may only be six to seven weeks away...
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