One of Scotland's new monitor farms is taking part in a project to boost the number of pollinators on farms.
More than a third of Scottish arable farmers say the ban on neonicotinoids has resulted in greater damage to oilseed rape crops.
Combines have been slow to start rolling on many farms across Scotland but momentum is now building for harvest 2016.
Scotland is set for the best harvest in 20 years in terms of yields, according to government figures.
Scottish growers will have year-round access to a pair of neonicitinoids for use on oilseed rape crops.
Researchers are calling on oilseed rape growers to send them samples of cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB) this harvest.
Scottish farmers yesterday confirmed they would be backing a move which would authorise the use of one of the main seed dressings in oilseed rape crops in the coming season.