Oilseed rape
Once dubbed black gold, oilseed rape as a crop for UK growers now faces a dark future with cabbage stem flea beetle rife in the eastern counties and yield-eroding diseases all too often proving costly to prevent. The problems the crop is up against are not confined to the UK, however, with pest resistance to pyrethroid chemistry causing similar issues in Germany and more extreme weather patterns playing havoc with growing conditions across the whole of Europe. With chemicals offering little in the […]