Oilseed rape in flower © Tim Scrivener© Tim Scrivener
In light of the rejection of their emergency use application last spring to use neonicotinoid seed dressings on autumn oilseed rape crop, the NFU is reviewing the way ahead. Defra turned down the union’s request to allow farmers to use the seed dressings in areas where crops are under heavy threat from cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB). But NFU vice-president Guy Smith said many farmers suffered huge losses owing to flea beetle attacks last year, so the case for an […]
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