A crop of beans is sprayed in a field© Tim Scrivener
Farmers planning their cropping for this autumn should assume pulse crops will not count towards their 5% ecological focus areas (EFA), unless they grow them without using any pesticides. That advice, from the NFU, follows a surprise ruling by MEPs in Strasbourg to support a ban on the use of plant protection products in EFAs. See also: EU greening proposals will ‘make life harder not simpler’ Although the vote was close, the decision means the EU Commission can now press on with […]
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