Warning to beet growers

21 April 2000




Warning to beet growers

SUGAR beet growers tempted to increase second nitrogen applications due to recent rain should refrain, says IACR-Brooms Barns Mike May.

"Although we had a lot of rain, beet will still catch the seed-bed nitrogen," he says.

Second applications, to reach the British Sugar total recommendations, should be applied as soon as crops are fully emerged. &#42

BS total N advice

kg/ha

Fen peat 0

Deep/clay loams, heavy silts 60

Calcareous loam 100

All lighter soils 120


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