• Bean seed fly (delia platura) is a pest with a wide host range that includes peas and beans, the larvae feeding on imbibing seeds and small seedlings as they emerge. Dr Becky Howard, R&D Manager at PGRO, explains that Initial findings from trials suggest that the period between cultivation and drilling may be more important when managing the damage than drill type or whether rolling had been undertaken, with maximum damage recorded on th......

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