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OSR devastated by flea beetle in wake of neonics ban Thousands of acres of emerging oilseed rape crops were destroyed by flea beetle following the EU ban on neonicotinoid pesticides. This autumn provided the first test for farmers looking to grow oilseed rape without neonicotinoid seed dressings for a number of years. According to an HGCA assessment, about 17,000ha of winter OSR crops were lost due to cabbage stem flea beetle damage. This figure represented about 3.2% of all winter […]
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