No neonic-treated sugar beet seed this spring

Farmers Weekly
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
UK sugar beet growers will not be able to use neonicotinoid-treated seed this spring after cold weather reduced the risk of virus yellows disease. Low temperatures during February mean that only 8.37% of the national sugar beet area is forecast to be affected by virus yellows by the end of August 2021. This is below the 9% trigger threshold for growers to use Cruiser SB neonicotinoid-treated seed.
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