NIAB is conducting a UK wide survey into the effects of cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB) on the challenge of growing oilseed rape.
It is building on survey data from 2018 to map the spread and intensity of rape damage by CSFB. Whether you have had little or no grazing damage, complete crop write-offs or have consciously decided against rape cropping for the time being, your views and experiences are an essential tool to tackling the problem, according to NIAB.
This year’s survey also covers other factors affecting crop establishment, such as drought, slugs and pigeons, as well as companion cropping.
Once you have followed the link, you will be asked to zoom in on the map and locate coloured response pins on individual fields and answer a brief survey. As soon as you have entered your data, the map will display all the pins entered up to that point. You can re-visit to see how the picture evolves and make entries for as many of your fields as you like, says NIAB.
To participate in the survey visit: app.maptionnaire.com/en/4861/