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Theory to Field – Discovering tactics to tackle CSFB

There’s a pressing need for an approach to controlling cabbage stem flea beetle that doesn’t rely on insecticides. CPM finds out how an IPM strategy is being developed. Once adult CSFBs have migrated into a crop, their wing muscles deteriorate. By Lucy de la Pasture Since the demise of the neonicotinoids, cabbage stem flea beetle […]

Only fools rush in?

As the first sightings of pollen beetle are confirmed in oilseed rape crops, leading industry experts are urging caution when deciding whether to treat. CPM finds out more. By Lucy de la Pasture Over the past two weeks, the first oilseed rape crop flowers have been popping up in the earliest of crops, with many […]

Last Word – A challenging year

    Perhaps it’s just a sign of getting older, but this year seems to have flown by and what a year it’s been! As we prepare to turn the page on 2016, there’s plenty to reflect on. It’s been a rollercoaster as far as the weather goes, with extremes of wet and dry. With […]

Beetle hits to protect emerging OSR

Most oilseed rape growers have opted for earlier sowing this season, in an effort to get crops up and away ahead of Flea Beetle damage. Warm soils has certainly helped with germination, but the bright hot weather has now increased insect activity. Timely spray applications can help to get seedlings safely established, with some useful […]