Spraying- sugar beet© Tim Scrivener
An emergency authorisation has been granted for sugar beet growers to apply foliar neonicotinoid insecticide Biscaya to control beet leaf miner. The pest is the larva of the mangold fly, which lays its eggs on the underside of sugar beet tops. Once hatched, larvae burrow into leaves to feed. Insecticide seed treatments are used on the majority of British sugar beet crops and provide a period of early protection against insect pests, but it is the second and third generations […]
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