Advisory Bulletin Regular updates throughout the growing season. Providing forecasts and info to support in field decision making. Advisory Bulletin No 1 2017 Seed beds should now be prepared - new season looming. Advisory Bulletin No 2 2017 Soil conditions improving. Check temperatures and moisture at depth prior to drilling. Advisory Bulletin No 3 2017 Warm weather encouraging good growth of sugar beet and unfortunately weeds. Minimise risks now from over wintered pest and diseases with good crop hygiene. No 18 All you need to know re harvest and storage. No 17 A few cases of root rot being reported. Check what's happening beneath the surface and plan your lifting campaign accordingly. No 16 Good news as little sign of foliar disease in crops as yet but please remain vigilant as once infection occurs it can spread quickly. No 15 Moisture stress beginning to show on some sugar beet fields. Irrigation advised for those with access to water. No 14 Low soil pH being detected in the BBRO plant clinic. No 12 The crop is beginning to catch up, thanks to the warm weather but clear signs of soil 'slumping' can be viewed on the fields still struggling. No 11 June rainfall is being reported as one of the highest for many years (some beet growers have experienced six months of rain within 30 days). No 10 Breaking news! Approval received for use of Biscaya. No 9 BBRO has submitted and EAMU request for use of Biscaya for leaf miner control as the pressure from the pest continues to grow. First silver Y moth found and ... No 8 Leaf miner raising concerns across the area. Special update. No 7 Aphid survey is underway with peach-potato aphids being caught in yellow water pans across all factory areas. No 6 Many crops have had a second dose of nitrogen already but if you are still intending to apply make sure it is done before full emergence. No 5 Some reports of pest damage. Crops need careful monitoring until the plants are more established. No 4 Latest drilling update and 2016 powdery mildew forecast. No 3 60% of the crop now planted but the weather is still hampering the start to the season. No 2 Drilling is finally underway with most growers off to a late start. Whilst we prepare for this year's crop we are mindful of the neonicotinoid debate in Fran... No 1 A mild start to the year, brings with it concern for virus yellows and other pests/diseases. Make sure you follow good on farm hygiene protocols.