Oilseed rape in flower© Oli Hill/RBI
The NFU has made an application for the emergency use of neonicotinoid seed treatments on about 70,000ha (173,000 acres) of England’s 2017 oilseed rape crop. It is the third year running that the union has made such an application, which seeks to alleviate insect pest pressure on a proportion of the national crop. Defra agreed in 2015 that neonicotinoids could be used on 30,000ha of oilseed rape, but in 2016 it rejected two applications for emergency use from the NFU. See […]
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