Sugar beet being lifted© Tim Scrivener
Although the sugar beet area in England has stabilised, the threatened loss of pesticide active ingredients, in particular neonicotinoid seed dressings next year, and the increasing prevalence of beet cyst nematode are all concerns, says Andersons director Nick Blake. The start to the 2017 crop has been mixed, but many crops improved after June rain and indications so far suggest a reasonably large crop overall.   See also: Farmers unaware of multimillion pound safety breach fines Summary Loss of crop protection […]