Drilling sugar beet© Tim Scrivener
The decision on whether to drill a beet cyst nematode-tolerant sugar beet variety has typically been a tricky one, as growers would incur a significant yield penalty. However, that decision has been made much easier with the addition of four high-yielding BCN tolerant-types to the Descriptive List (DL) for 2016 planting. With no chemical control available for BCN, growing such varieties is the main tool available to growers to minimise the effect of the soil-borne pest on crop yield. What […]