Know How / Sugar beet

Sugar beet is seeing a resurgence, however, sugar markets remain tough. Our sugar beet page aims to help you grow a more profitable crop in the face of rising inputs. This is your starting point for addressing challenges such as the rising pest and disease threat, keeping weeds in check, exploring precision farming and protecting the environment.

Key areas of focus:

  • Getting establishment right
  • Planning fungicide strategy
  • Assessing fertiliser requirements
  • Keeping on top of blackgrass

Latest sugar beet Know How articles

DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Beet growers to stay vigilant amid reports of virus yellows

Sugar beet growers are being urged to remain vigilant amid the first reports of a forgotten disease, with monitoring highlighting the much higher aphid pressure in fields this summer. Virus…

ROTATIONS

Why herbal leys have been added to arable rotation trial

The benefits of adding sugar beet and herbal leys in arable rotations are being investigated in a long-term rotational study in Suffolk, reflecting the changing challenges faced by growers.  After…

WEED MANAGEMENT

Why sugar beet growers should re-evaluate herbicide plans

Sugar beet weed control programmes are coming under increasing pressure from herbicide approval updates and rotational changes. As a result, growers should take time to review current strategies and plan…

SOILS

How to identify and encourage worms to improve soils

Earthworms are a key measure of soil health, as they can mobilise locked-up minerals, help drainage and spread organic matter to improve soil structure. Therefore, we travelled to one of…

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