Pollen beetles on OSR plant© Tim Scrivener
Oilseed rape growers are being advised to hold their nerve and not rush in with a spray to control pollen beetle, as the pest begins to show up in crops across the UK. Pollen beetle migration into rapeseed crops is an annual threat from mid-March to late April, with buds being damaged if flowers aren’t yet open. Eggs are also laid inside the closed bud and the hatching larvae will feed on the bud and flowers in May, limiting the […]
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