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WHILE recent cold winters have seen light leaf spot incidences recorded further south than usual, oilseed rape (OSR) growers in the lower half of the country should remain focused on phoma stem canker as the primary disease threat to crops.
Scientific breakthroughs are becoming more difficult in Britain because of the pressure on scientists to demonstrate that their research has practical benefits before it is funded, Kostya Novoselov told The Independent.
EU governments failed to agree a ban on three widely used pesticides linked to the decline of honeybees on Friday, but the European Commission could force one through by the summer unless member states agree a compromise.