Young sugar beet plants © Tim Scrivener© Tim Scrivener
Eight new varieties of sugar beet have been added to the 2017 variety lists, offering up to 5% more adjusted yield than the controls. It continues the trend for higher yields in sugar beet varieties being put forward by breeders, with the top performer yielding slightly more than 119t/ha. The five new additions to the  Recommended List (RL) are Darnella and Alisha from KWS, BTS 260 and BTS 860 from Limagrain and SES Vanderhave’s Firefly. See also: Beet growers shrug off sugar […]
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