Young oilseed rape plants attacked by flea beetle © Tim Scrivener© Tim Scrivener
The NFU has submitted an emergency application for growers to use banned neonicotinoid seed treatments on oilseed rape this autumn. Seed treated with the pesticide would be needed to establish oilseed rape without crops being harmed by cabbage stem flea beetle, it said. Environmental campaigners have urged the government to reject the application. See also: Neonicotinoid ban ‘may be permanent’ The Expert Committee on Pesticides will consider the NFU’s submission before making a recommendation to government ministers, which will make […]
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