Sugar beet yields could be slashed by up to 30% if a total ban on neonicotinoid seed treatments is implemented, experts believe, as forgotten diseases reappear in Britain’s fields. Alan Dewar, independent pest specialist, believes “the writing is on the wall” for the three actives in question. Three neonicotinoids – thiamethoxam (contained in treatments such as Cruiser), imidacloprid, and clothianidin (in treatments such as Poncho Beta or Deter) are banned in the EU for use in oilseed rape and maize […]