Brassicas


Healthy fields. Healthy yields

Brassicas are susceptible to Clubroot (Plasmodiophora Brassicae), Fusarium Wilt (Fusarium Oxysporum), and Sclerotinia (Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum Symptoms). Achieving greater yields requires a solution that mitigates against these soil-borne diseases.


Clubroot
Clubroot
Clubroot affects brassica crops including Cauliflower, Cabbage, and Brussel Sprouts across the globe. The disease stunts and slows growth, causing leaves to turn yellow from wilt during the day. It also affects the roots via swelling, distortion and substantial gall formation.
Brassica Fusarium Wilt
Fusarium Wilt
Fusarium Wilt most commonly affects cabbage, though other members of the brassica family aren’t spared either. The disease causes dulling and discolouration of leaves, stunted plant growth, browning and defoliation.
Sclerotinia
Sclerotinia
Sclerotinia is a fungus that shatters pods and reduces pod sets. Appearing as a small black structure, these attach themselves to decomposing plant portions. The fungus takes shape as irregular gray lesions on leaves and white-gray lesions on stems, and can survive for several years without treatment.

How can Leicesters help?

Leicesters understand that quality crops start with healthy soil. That’s why we provide specialised soil services including the precision application of soil fumigants such as Chloropicrin in order to optimise brassica yields. Chloropicrin is a multi-purpose fumigant that mitigates against infections and maintains healthy plant growth without killing off beneficial soil fungi, bacteria, or leaving behind fumigant residue.

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