Bumble bee on OSR plant in flower
Breeding new varieties of oilseed rape that can cope better with the unprecedented levels of pest and disease pressure they face could represent hope for growing the crop in a world without neonicotinoid chemistry. Seed breeder DSV started work on its post-neonic (PNN) concept four years ago in anticipation of the increasingly challenging environment for rapeseed growers across Europe. Last year saw a slight decrease in area of the crop grown across Europe, but the company’s international oilseed rape product manager, Alexander Döring, explains this number […]
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