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Sugar beet management

Timing of field operations, harvesting and storage are the most critical factors in the grower’s control for determining sugar beet yields and profitability. During the autumn period a healthy beet crop will put on about 40t/ha between 1 September and late November, so careful planning and management during this time is vital to get harvest timings right.

This course provides training content on maximising sugar content, harvesting and storage. There are more modules planned, so please keep checking the online academies for updates.

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Sugar beet: planning for harvest


by Mike May (Evington Morris Associates Limited)  Course Sugar beet management

Much of the final yield of a sugar beet crop depends on autumn growth and the quality of harvesting and storage. Mike May from Broom’s Barn looks at how to stack the odds in your favour.