cabbage stem flea beetle on oilssed rape
The annual invasion of cabbage stem flea beetle is again giving oilseed rape crops in eastern counties a thrashing, as growers try to curb the pest by any means necessary. With the total loss of neonicotinoid seed treatments to protect establishing crops this autumn, growers are spraying under the cover of darkness in a bid to rid crops of the damaging pest. Battling high flea beetle pressure again this autumn, Suffolk farm manager Steven Offord says he is getting good results by spraying after dark as the […]
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