Impact of neonicotinoid ban on farmers
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What impact has the EU's neonicotinoid ban had on farmers in the UK?
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Oilseed rape yields threatened by beetle damage - Farmers Weekly

Oilseed rape yields threatened by beetle damage - Farmers Weekly | Impact of neonicotinoid ban on farmers | Scoop.it
Oilseed rape growers are being urged to reassess the yield potential of their crops with large numbers of cabbage stem flea beetle larvae being found in pl
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Pesticide ban blamed for fall in OSR plantings - Farmers Weekly

Pesticide ban blamed for fall in OSR plantings - Farmers Weekly | Impact of neonicotinoid ban on farmers | Scoop.it
The ban on neonicotinoid pesticides is being blamed for a fall in oilseed rape plantings across the EU this growing season. EU farming body Copa-Cogeca sai
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UK Reports Winter Oilseed Rape Losses due to Beetle

UK Reports Winter Oilseed Rape Losses due to Beetle | Impact of neonicotinoid ban on farmers | Scoop.it
UK - Cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB) damage has contributed to estimated losses of 3.2 per cent of the winter oilseed rape (WOSR) area in England and Scotland, according to a ‘snapshot assessment’ report commissioned by HGCA.
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OSR: rape beatle & cabbage root worm | The Farming Forum

what is the situation on the British Island?
Over here we have regions which report OSR losses of 30% due to rape flee beetle & cabbage fly problems. all...
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Farmers Guide - New control for TuYV spreading aphids

New control for TuYV spreading aphids

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Report on Biscaya's approval in OSR for control of aphids.

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NFU calls for review of damaging effects of neonicotinoid ban | News | Farmers Guardian

NFU calls for review of damaging effects of neonicotinoid ban | News | Farmers Guardian | Impact of neonicotinoid ban on farmers | Scoop.it
THE NFU has called on policymakers to urgently review the evidence showing the ‘damaging effects’ of the EU suspension of neinicotinoid seed treatments.
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17,000ha of winter OSR lost to flea beetle damage | News | Farmers Guardian

17,000ha of winter OSR lost to flea beetle damage | News | Farmers Guardian | Impact of neonicotinoid ban on farmers | Scoop.it
AROUND 17,000 hectares of winter oilseed rape crops have been lost due to damage from cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB), according to an assessment commissioned by HGCA.
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Around 3% of OSR crops have been lost to CSFB, suggests HGCA survey.

 

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Agrimoney.com | German farmers warn over insect damage to rapeseed

Agrimoney.com | German farmers warn over insect damage to rapeseed | Impact of neonicotinoid ban on farmers | Scoop.it
Growers in the EU's top rapeseed growing country follow those in third-ranked UK in warning over the fallout from a ban on a controversial insecticide
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Oilseed rape neonics too late to save pest-ravaged crops

Oilseed rape neonics too late to save pest-ravaged crops | Impact of neonicotinoid ban on farmers | Scoop.it
The approval for two neonicotinoid sprays in oilseed rape has come too late for some growers who have lost the fight against cabbage stem flea beetles.
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The approval of Biscaya and Insyst has come too late for some growers who have already lost areas of OSR

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Farmers don't understand what drive their yields | The Farming Forum

This is quite interesting

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It's Professor Dave Goulson from Sussex University who is one of the lead academic voices who wants to ban Neonics. In...
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And another discussion from farmers about flea beetles etc

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Who has sprayed for flea beetle? | The Farming Forum

Curious to know who has sprayed for flea beetle as the season progresses and how many times? Also, who will not / has not sprayed at all. We have tried to...
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Farmers discuss who has sprayed for flea beetles

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* Neonicotinoids | The Farming Forum

Via @Johann Tasker Twitter

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Credits to @Johann Tasker

comment by @Guy Smith tweeting as @essexpeasant

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Twitter comments about approval of Biscaya - but Guy Smith suggests too late for some growers

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Base OSR spray decisions on in-field evidence | Features | Farmers Guardian

Base OSR spray decisions on in-field evidence | Features | Farmers Guardian | Impact of neonicotinoid ban on farmers | Scoop.it
With oilseed rape crops emerging, Farmers Guardian and Bayer CropScience convened the second in an OSR roundtable discussion series to assess autumn disease control priorities.
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Warning over TuYV attacks.

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Agrimoney.com | Farmers pan pesticide ban - but foresee big crops

Copa-Cogeca took a swipe at the European Union ban on controversial neonicotinoid insecticides, blaming it for threatening job losses and closure of crushing plants, even while forecasting strong rapeseed and wheat crops next year.
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Seed-bed attention vital to beat beetles, farmer survey shows - Farmers Weekly

Seed-bed attention vital to beat beetles, farmer survey shows - Farmers Weekly | Impact of neonicotinoid ban on farmers | Scoop.it
Greater attention to seed-bed quality and selecting more vigorous varieties could hold the key to battling future pest problems in oilseed rape crops, acco
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Aphids (myzus) in OSR | The Farming Forum

Anyone finding substantial numbers of either winged or nymph peach potato aphid (myzus persicae) in OSR? I'm still struggling to find many in my OSR....
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Growers finding aphids in OSR and using Biscaya to control. Make point using neonic after not using one as seed treatment, and more insecticides on crop than ever before.

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Farmers Guide - Emergency use of insecticide granted

Emergency use of insecticide granted but will be too late for some, says NFU
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Farming News - CSFB crop losses estimated at 3.2% in HGCA-funded ‘snapshot assessment’

An HGCA snapshot attempts to assess the impact of cabbage stem flea beetle on winter OSR.
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More coverage of HGCA snapshot report

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Farmer Focus: Battle to save rapeseed from flea beetles

Farmer Focus: Battle to save rapeseed from flea beetles | Impact of neonicotinoid ban on farmers | Scoop.it
As soon as the calendar changed to October, we heard summaries of what records September had set in terms of rainfall and temperatures.
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Eight sprays on OSR already - wow!

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Brussels and its busy bees are a perfect pest | The Times

An EU pesticide ban that was supposed to protect bees has done no such thing. All it does is damage farmers’ crops
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Opinion piece by Matt Ridley in The Times. Unfortunately need to subscribe to access, but makes strong points that the ban is damaging farmers crops, (despite lobbyists suggesting otherwise) and does not protect bees.

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New insecticide approvals help combat OSR pest threat | News | Farmers Guardian

SEVERAL new insecticide approvals for control of cabbage stem flea beetle and turnip yellows virus aphid vector myzus persicae in oilseed rape have been granted by Defra following the ban on use of neonicotinoid seed treatments.
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Roundup of the new approvals for insecticides in OSR.

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Farming News - Flea beetle damage in oilseed rape.

Farming News - Flea beetle damage in oilseed rape. | Impact of neonicotinoid ban on farmers | Scoop.it
The factors that agronomists have identified as being important in determining the level of damage.
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List of factors that agronomists believe make cabbage stem flea beetle damage worse.

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Post Neonics - Flea beetle on osr

Post Neonics - Flea beetle on osr | Impact of neonicotinoid ban on farmers | Scoop.it
How is your osr looking - is there much flea beetle about; in our north cotswolds trials we`ve seen a little but no more than in past years, & another dry week forecast ! - it all needs a drink, and I want to go fishing http://farmingforum.co.uk/forums/images/icons/icon7.png
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Another discussion about flea beetles!

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Latest evidence in hunt for beetles’ resistance

Latest evidence in hunt for beetles’ resistance | Impact of neonicotinoid ban on farmers | Scoop.it
Latest research has suggested, as many oilseed rape growers feared, that resistance to pyrethroids in UK populations of cabbage stem flea beetle is widespread.
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Cabbage Root fly | The Farming Forum

After all the issues of establishing a rape crop, we have some real crackers this year. However, the best of the lot will probably lose 20-30% of its...
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Concern over cabbage root fly on OSR - although neonics probably wouldn't have controlled

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