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


Tips on using foliar sprays to control virus yellows in beet

Timing will be critical in getting the most out of foliar insecticides this spring, with sugar beet crops facing a high threat from virus yellows. The peach potato aphid is…


Tips on tackling weeds in sugar beet without desmedipham

Sugar beet growers can still achieve effective control of costly weeds in crops without the herbicide desmedipham, although care should be taken as there is a higher risk of crop…


4-point plan to control virus disease in sugar beet

Sugar beet growers are urged to follow a four-point plan to help control beet yellows this season, as aphid populations rise due to a mild winter, and just one active…


Pigs in the arable rotation - benefits and what to consider

Outdoor pig production could be a profitable opportunity for arable farmers looking to widen their crop rotation and reduce chemical use, especially for weed control. Integrating pigs into the arable…

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