cabbage stem flea beetle on oilssed rape
The ban on neonicotinoid seed treatments for oilseed rape had a more severe impact on farmers in its second year (2016), with growers facing lower yields and increased costs. A study funded by Rural Business Research and the Institute of Agri-Food Research and Innovation has put the full cost of the ban in 2016 at £18.4m. It also led to almost 28,800ha of lost crop.  See also: ‘Emergency’ neonics application likely to be refused “Perhaps more alarming is the increased […]
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