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BYDV can cause severe yield losses in winter cereals and there is concern that recent weather patterns and resistance in aphids to pyrethroids mean that the virus is going to become even more important.
Last month, the European Commission submitted new proposals to a Standing Committee of Member States in Brussels called SCOPAFF (Standing Committee of Plants, Animals, Food and Feed) to ban all outdoor uses of neonicotinoid seed treatments in non-bee-attractive crops such as wheat, barley, sugar beet and vegetables.
A recent finding suggesting that the barley disease Ramularia is potentially resistant to three of the main groups of fungicide chemistry in Germany is a warning to UK growers about the threat from resistance development.