Farmer Andy Barr in the crop© Alexandra Joseph
“With regret…you’re sprayed” were my recent Lord Sugar-esque words to the weevils on my peas. It certainly was with regret, as I try my utmost not to spray any foliar insecticide. I seem to have got away with it on cereals and oilseed rape, but legumes are another matter. Despite being notched, the beans grew away quickly, but the peas were being eaten back to the leaf ribs in patches and fire brigade action was required. See also: Read more from our […]