Spraying emerging sugar beet plants©Tim Scrivener
Sugar beet growers may be able to cut herbicide costs and are urged to review their weed control programmes as the coming season progresses. Crop price for the new campaign has dropped to £24/t, down from £31.67/t last season and instinct will be to reduce spend on inputs such as chemical. Many industry commentators believe reducing inputs at the expense of yield would be foolish, urging growers to push for high yields off a smaller area to hit quota. See […]