Sowing grass ley© Gary Naylor
Farmers planting new grass leys this autumn have almost no chemical control options for common insect pests after products containing the active chlorpyrifos were restricted in grassland on 1 April this year. This puts increased importance on non-chemical practices for growers to consider ahead of establishing swards, with cultivations, rotational changes and variety choice all important, say consultants. Frit fly What are the frit fly risk factors? Ryegrass – particularly Italian Previous crop grassland Predominantly grassland region History of attacks […]