Monitoring Pests & Diseases

All Pallaton seed is treated with Ultrastrike® brassica seed treatment. It contains a systemic insecticide and a fungicide.

Pallaton has a strong tolerance to aphids and has also shown a high level of tolerance to Cabbage White Butterfly and Diamondback Moth compared with forage rape. Pallaton has a similar susceptibility to Leaf Miner as other brassicas and will require monitoring.

Like all crops, an insect prevention programme is required around the time of sowing to enable the best chance of seedling establishment. Consult your local representative for assistance with this.

Continue to monitor Pallaton for seedling pests in the first weeks of establishment. This includes Wireworm, Cutworm and Slugs.

 

Any ag-chemical recommendations should be made by your local accredited Pallaton representative. Pallaton is a forage brassica, and chemical recommendations should be made accordingly. There is a grazing withholding period of 56 days after sowing seed treated with Ultrastrike®.

PESTS

Aphids

Ultrastrike® brassica seed treatment will provide seedling protection. If identified in the crop apply an insecticide.

Rutherglen bug

Apply an appropriate insecticide when early damage is identified.

Diamondback moth

Apply an appropriate insecticide when early damage is identified.

Heliothis

Apply an appropriate insecticide when early damage is identified.

Leaf miner

Apply an appropriate insecticide when early damage is identified.

Cabbage white butterfly

Apply an appropriate insecticide when early damage is identified.

Diseases

Wirestem/Dampening off

Ultrastrike® brassica seed treatment will provide seedling protection.

Alternaria

Plough cruciferous residue in completely and use long crop rotations. Utilisation of infected leaf tissue can reduce impact of infection.

Dry rot

Be mindful of crop rotation and bury previous crop debris.

Downy mildew

Plough cruciferous residue in completely and use long crop rotations. Utilisation of infected leaf tissue can reduce impact of infection.

Black rot

Be mindful of crop rotation and bury previous crop debris.

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