Oilseed rape in full flower©Tim Scrivener
The NFU is considering making a second application for farmers to use neonicotinoid seed treatments on oilseed rape this summer after its first request was refused. The union had hoped that growers would be able to use a limited and controlled amount of neonicotinoid-treated rapeseed to combat cabbage stem flea beetle across 54% of the crop area. But it said on Friday (3 July) that its initial application had been rejected. See also: Emergency neonicotinoid application rejected Union leaders are […]
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