Drilling sugar beet© Tim Scrivener
Five newly recommended sugar beet varieties offer growers up to 7.6% extra yield, as well as a step up in yield for a specialist variety for fields infested with rhizomania. In addition, some of the newcomers have very low bolting, which is an important requirement for many UK sugar beet growers, says Mike May, chairman of the Recommended List Board. The highest-yielding newcomer, BTS 1140, is the second-highest on the list for adjusted yield at 107.6%, close behind top yielder […]