© Tim Scrivener
Last autumn saw more than 8% of the British oilseed rape crop area fail because of the toxic combination of dry autumn conditions and flea beetle attacks. This left many businesses with the expense of re-drilling fields or establishing a spring crop instead. There are other reasons for crop failures in more normal years, such as heavy slug or pigeon damage, however, the most costly failures are those that happen in spring after the crop has already received a large […]