Bruchid beetle, is it worth spraying for any more?

Thomas Simpson

Arable Farmer
With these 20 degree days are people bothering spraying winter beans anymore for bruchid beetle. Hallmark zeon is the only one left but it may kill more beneficials than beetles.


For the 2021 season Syngenta and PGRO have decided to stop the use of Bruchidcast.
This decision has been made due to it’s inability to act as a stewardship tool to reduce spray events. From experiences in the last couple of seasons, increasing temperatures have caused prolonged periods of spray events, rather than few targeted events. As such the tool was not promoting good practice, nor was it helping to achieve higher efficacy and therefore better quality.


North yorkshire
I can safely say I have never sprayed of bb, harvest 20 was a good year here with very little damage, but the previous year, 19, was very bad, and after looking, the buyers decided that at 20%+ bb they were only fit for feed.
Three months later how ever, not many hc beans around, and they had miraculously become quality beans and went for hc at full premium 🤣

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...