Oilseed rape drilling© Tim Scrivener
An emergency application for farmers to use neonicotinoid seed treatments on oilseed rape this summer has been approved – but only for 5% of the total crop area in England. The NFU’s second request for farmers to use neonicotinoid-treated rapeseed was approved by Defra on Wednesday (22 July). However, the derogation will only apply to a limited area of 5% of the oilseed rape crop, amounting to 30,000ha. See also: NFU makes second ‘emergency’ request for neonicotinoids The NFU said […]
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