Europe’s neonicotinoid ban contributed to one-third drop in Britain’s rapeseed

October 13, 2016

From: Reuters via Genetic Literacy Project


Britain’s rapeseed harvest fell this year by almost one-third due to poor yields and a prolonged decline in the planted area which is expected to continue next season, the National Farmers Union said.

The NFU put UK rapeseed production this year at 1.7 million tonnes, down 32.5 percent year-on-year and well below the five-year average of 2.5 million.

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