‘Stay of execution’: No need for emergency neonicotinoid pesticide use, say farmers

Farmers will not be using DEFRA’s emergency authorisation allowing them to apply a banned neonicotinoid pesticide on sugar beet seeds this year, due to the yellows virus threat to crops being lower than expected, it has emerged.

by Rachel Salvidge
The risk to sugar beet is lower than expected this year. Image by Motorjan11 from Pixabay
The risk to sugar beet is lower than expected this year. Image by Motorjan11 from Pixabay

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