Crop Watch South: Avoid insecticides when bees are active

Article taken from www.fwi.co.uk

Many rape fields are now starting to turn yellow(ish) and with warm weather forecast for the next week, many will get to early flowering very quickly.  Where Caryx (mepiquat + metconazole) was used for plant regulation and canopy manipulation, the side branches are noticeably stronger than untreated areas or fields.  Pollen beetle numbers have been low so far (I caught three on a pollen beetle trap in 2 weeks) so no crops have been treated.  As soon as flowers open they become beneficial so there is no cause for concern if we do find them in crops..... read more 

 

31 March 2014

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