Maximising your sugar beet yields and quality will help produce the highest profits for your farm. Bayer CropScience’s range of crop protection products will help establish your sugar beet fast and effectively, make sure it grows free from weeds, and is protected from pests and diseases.
Six steps to build sugar beet yield
The 2017-18 sugar beet crop will be the first to be harvested outside the European Union’s quota restrictions and with growers keen to go all-out for yield, Edward Hagues and Roger Bradbury of the Bayer roots technical team have compiled a list of six steps to maximising performance.
Last month, the European Commission submitted new proposals to a Standing Committee of Member States in Brussels called SCOPAFF (Standing Committee of Plants, Animals, Food and Feed) to ban all outdoor uses of neonicotinoid seed treatments in non-bee-attractive crops such as wheat, barley, sugar beet and vegetables.
Most growers will accept that 2016 has been one of the kinder seasons for foliar diseases, but despite the below average incidence of disease, crop performance this season indicates that fungicides have been highly worthwhile.
Nearly three-quarters of the general public believe farmers should continue to be funded by the tax payer once the UK leaves the EU, according to an opinion poll conducted for Bayer.