Cabbage flea beetle larva on oilseed rape© Blackthorn Arable
Backward oilseed rape crops across East Anglia are suffering badly from high numbers of cabbage stem flea beetle larvae especially where adult pest levels were high last autumn. Although it is too early to say what effect this will have on yield – no larval thresholds exist for spring infestations – these crops are looking poor, says  independent agronomist Matthew Paterson See also: German oilseed rape growers see worse flea beetle attacks than UK About half the crops in his area on […]