Sugar beet being loaded© Tim Scrivener
Storing beet in the field or purpose-built clamps is a must for many growers where “just-in-time” harvest and delivery is not feasible. A recent shift to whole-beet delivery and more widespread use of in-field A-shaped clamps has led to concerns about increased sugar losses as a result of these changes in practice. And while some sugar losses during storage are inevitable, recent trials by the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) show no discernible increase in sugar losses where beet are […]