Harvesting beet at Abotts Ripton Farming Co
British Sugar’s hefty price cut for the 2015-16 season from £31.67/t down to £24/t has forced many dedicated growers to find ways of raising yields and cutting costs. At almost 80 adjusted t/ha, the sugar beet enterprise at the Abbots Ripton Farming Company is already a fairly efficient – not to mention viable – operation, but for crop production manager Paul Drinkwater there is still more to be achieved. See also: Sugar beet growers face hefty price cut The estate, […]