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Irrigation is still ‘missing link’ for water resource planning

Water for agriculture is a key for food security, says Melvyn Kay

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Experience is key when growing sugar beet

Rising input costs and challenging world markets make experience a vital tool for sugar beet growers planning for the coming 2023 season, writes Ian Munnery.

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Growers advised to continue aphid checks

Growers are advised to continue checking sugar beet crops for aphids – and treat accordingly while abiding by application guidelines.

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Three-year vision for beet crop

Sugar beet growers are to receive better advice about growing the crop, following a three-year strategy published by the British Beet Research Organisation.

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KWS launches first virus yellows tolerant beet

Sugar beet growers will be able to choose virus yellows tolerant beet in 2022 after Maruscha KWS was added to the BBRO Recommended List.

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New technology bolsters beet

Sophisticated new technologies – from advanced genetics to unmanned aerial vehicles – are being employed in the search for ever improved sugar beet varieties.

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Get the most from sugar beet crop

Cold spring weather has piled the pressure on sugar beet growers to get the most from crops and optimise yields.

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Processor and growers clash over beet support package

An enhanced support package for sugar beet will do little to stop many growers giving up the crop for good when their current contract finishes, say industry leaders.

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The NFU has rejected claims that it secretly lobbied the government for growers to use banned pesticides on sugar beet.

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