Rothamsted Research and University of Reading are looking for oilseed rape farmers to participate in a study on the implications of neonicotinoid restriction on pollination, pest control and productivity in the UK.
Amid growing concerns on the future production of winter oilseed rape in the UK, following the restriction of neonicotinoid seed dressing and uncertainties over pesticide policy post Brexit, it is important to explore alternative crop protection practices and compare them to known practices.
The survey will cover winter oilseed rap pest management practices, their reliability and usability as well as your views of potential novel management practices. There is also a set of questions on basic information about your farm and current management practices. All data protection information is given at the start of the survey.
The survey will not only allow you to voice your thoughts but it will give researchers the opportunity to better interpret how experimental research can inform the end user: the farmer.