Drilling winter barley © Tim ScivenerDrilling winter barley © Tim Scivener
A war is being waged over proposals to extend a ban on neonicotinoid seed treatments.  Plans to extend a ban against neonicotinoid-based seed treatments have sparked alarm among industry leaders who warn that up to a million hectares of UK crops could be put at risk. The ban already covers flowering crops – chiefly oilseed rape in the UK but also sunflowers. Now, new proposals could could ban all outdoor uses of neonicotinoid seed treatments in other crops too – […]