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BBRO and COVID-19

We want to provide an explanation of how BBRO has been affected by COVID-19 and to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to ensure the research and advisory service we provide to you is continuing.

Business as usual, but differently

Our BBRO offices (Bexwell and Norwich) are now closed to visitors.  To get in touch with us please see the contact details for our team and we will be happy to hear from you. 

We want to reassure you that Team BBRO are working hard on your behalf as usual and, while complying with all the current restrictions, we are continuing to plan and carry out the research work, to analyse recent results and to collaborate with other industry partners. 

Trials in the ground and aphid monitoring about to take off

We are pleased to report that the drilling of the 2020 sugar beet trials is well underway. We have just completed a large trial site in Norfolk and will continue at other sites where possible. 

You will be interested to know that the process of establishing the aphid monitoring network for this year is underway. So, you can rest assured that we will be bringing regular updates of aphid activity as the season progresses. 

BBRO BeetField events in July

In light of the COVID-19 situation we have taken the decision to cancel our summer Open Days. These were scheduled for the 7th and 9th July.  We will be organising alternative ways of sharing the planned information from these events with you. 

 Ongoing BBRO advice and support

As always, BBRO are also ensuring you have the very latest information for the 2020 sugar beet crop. Please keep an eye out for all our communications, further updates and important advice and suggestions: on our website, in the regular Advisory Bulletin, on twitter and through our ‘Brilliant Basics’.

 We are, as always, at your service and ‘by your side’ with your sugar beet crop.

 

Please refer to our contact us page for direct staff contact details. 

The BBRO is a non-profit making company set up jointly by British Sugar plc (BS) and the National Farmers' Union (NFU).  

 

 

BBRO has a team of scientists and field trials operators that work hard to conduct robust research projects and deliver technical information through a wide range of knowledge exchange activities e.g. technical publication, summer open days, winter conferences, demonstration farm events and a range of social media activities. 

 

The BBRO Executive Board provides guidance on the strategic direction of the organisation and its members are responsible for setting the levy.  Working alongside this, the Stakeholder Committee provides guidance on future industry priorities and oversees BBRO’s funded programme of research and knowledge exchange activities.

 

To ensure BBRO’s research programme remains aligned with the industry needs we welcome feedback or comments on any of our current activities or suggestions for new work that will help to deliver our strategic objectives.  You can contact us via email at info@bbro.co.uk

 

BBRO is a not for profit making company.
We are set up jointly by British Sugar plc and the National Farmers' Union.

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National Farmers' Union