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Sugar beet fungicides – Keep on top of rust

There has been an exceptionally early onset of rust in this year’s sugar beet crop. CPM gets some timely advice. A lot depends on the weather as to how this season unfolds. By Rob Jones According to BBRO lead scientist Dr Mark Stevens, rust (Uromyces betae) was first seen on 7 June, which is one […]

Sugar beet weeds – Tips for beet newbies

Sugar beet has been adopted as a blackgrass solution by a Suffolk grower after a long absence from growing the crop. CPM asks guidance for newcomers from an established grower and agronomist. With sugar beet you’re not a grower, you’re a driller. By Lucy de la Pasture and Rob Jones Some 42 years after the […]

Sugar beet – Fungicides at the ready

It’s getting to that time of year again as T1 fast approaches in sugar beet. CPM finds out the latest advice. Maintaining the canopy so that it’s healthy and vigorous is key to maximising sugar beet yields. By Lucy de la Pasture The appearance of the new disease Stemphylium at two East Coast locations in […]

Sugar regime – Politics overshadows slow start for beet

What the sugar beet crop doesn’t need this year is a poor yielding season as growers ponder their options for 2017. CPM assesses prospects for the current and future seasons. 2017 will be decision time for the wavering grower population and, much like the EU ballot, there will be no third option. By Lucy de […]

Sugar beet – Beet growers face challenging spring

Download article  March heralds the start of sugar beet drilling. It seems the winter weather may create its fair share of challenges to growers right from the word go. CPM finds out what to be ready for this spring. The current mild winter is ensuring a green bridge for disease development. By Lucy de la […]