cabbage stem flea beetle on oilssed rape
Defra has rejected an emergency application for growers to use banned neonicotinoid seed treatments on oilseed rape this autumn. The decision, announced by Defra on Thursday (12 May), will be a major blow to growers in England who rely on neonics to establish OSR in “hotspot” areas – whose crops suffer cabbage stem flea beetle attacks. The NFU and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) submitted two applications to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for emergency authorisation to […]
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