©Tim Scrivener
The best sugar beet harvest operators can lift up to 9.5t/ha more crop from the ground by paying careful attention to ground conditions and the state harvested beet is in and adjusting machinery accordingly. Figures from the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) show that the best operators typically leave 0.5-1t/ha in the field, while the worst can be nearer 8-10t/ha. Average losses are 2.3-2.5t/ha, equivalent to about 3-4% on a 70t/ha crop. Inevitably, there is a compromise between “acceptable” losses and […]