Defra may ease neonics ban on sugar beet, says Eustice

Farmers Weekly

Defra secretary George Eustice has left the door open to the emergency use of neonicotinoids on sugar beet crops, which are being ravaged by yellows virus. “The government recognises that sugar beet growers face yield losses this year because of the difficulties in controlling aphids,” said Mr Eustice. “We do support the restrictions on neonicotinoids […]

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