Crop Clinic

The Crop Clinic website gives you detailed, up-to-date information on pests, weeds and diseases affecting crops in Scotland, along with integrated crop management solutions.

There are also updates on what’s currently affecting crops. Find out more about specific crop problems, with detailed data on pests, weeds and diseases. You’ll find information on symptoms, prevention and control, lifecycle and resistance issues. Crop growth stages, a monthly diary, seed and storage issues are also included.

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Crop Clinic News

Tractor ploughing

17 October: The continuing wet weather and difficult harvest/sowing conditions are dominating comments from our consultants and their clients. Winter barley acreage will be down as growers have struggled to get crops sown. The first fungicide sprays of the season should be due on winter oilseed rape in the next few weeks to prevent light leaf spot becoming an issue.

Crop Advice A-Z

Potatoes

Search or view categories to find out about crop health issues affecting crops month by month, including pests and diseases.

Sampling Guide

Crop Closeup

Sampling procedures are available on the following pages for a wide range of tests carried out in the Crop Clinic.

Adopt-A-Crop

Wheat Closeup

View information detailing major issues affecting crops during the current season and also historically.

Prof Fiona Burnett

Group Manager - Crop & Soils Systems

Address: Crop & Soils Systems, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Peter Wilson Building, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG.

Telephone: 0131 535 4133

Fax: 0131 535 4144

E-mail: fiona.burnett@sruc.ac.uk