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Oilseed rape growers hoping for a swift conclusion to the current neonicotinoid seed treatment ban could be in for a disappointment, despite the two-year ban coming to an end next month. When the regulation was introduced back in December 2013, it imposed a provisional two-year restriction on three seed treatment active ingredients – thiamethoxam, clothianidin and imidacloprid – on mass flowering crops, such as oilseed rape. Given the original timescale, many in the industry mistakenly believe that the current situation […]