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Following neonicotinoid insecticide ban, UK canola growers ask government to cover crop losses from pest infestations

Since the ban on neonics, the UK area of oilseed rape has progressively fallen year on year. What’s more, following ...
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Virus-resistant wheat could aid UK farmers denied access to neonicotinoid insecticides

Charlotte Cunningham | 
RAGT Seeds is to launch a winter wheat variety with a high level of resistance to barley yellow dwarf virus ...
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With yields plunging, sugar beet growers in UK may discontinue growing crop in wake of neonicotinoid insecticide ban

Lucy de la Pasture | 
Sugar beet is a crop that has always demanded close attention to grow well, but Norfolk grower Mark Means has ...
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Denied access to neonicotinoid insecticides, UK farmers scramble to control deadly plant virus

Lucy de la Pasture | 
Controlling the spread of plant viruses has just got harder with the demise of neonicotinoid seed treatments putting the emphasis ...
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EU neonicotinoid insecticide ban spurs farmers to abandon canola crops, important resource for bees

Lucy de la Pasture | 
When neonicotinoid seed treatments were first banned in flowering crops, control of cabbage stem flea beetle in oilseed rape [OSR] ...
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Viewpoint: Neonicotinoid ban puts UK sugar beet yields at risk for first time in 25 years

Lucy de la Pasture | 
For the past 25 years, sugar beet agronomy hasn’t been complicated by the threat of virus yellows – it’s only ...
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