Drilling sugar beet© Tim Scrivener
Growers aiming for the highest beet yields should get drilling in early March, providing that soil conditions are suitable and no cold weather is forecast. That means swinging into action as soon as possible after 1 March, with the target of having the entire operation completed before the end of the month. “There’s a drop in yield as drilling moves in to April,” explains Simon Bowen of the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO). “If you get delayed until after 10 […]