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BBRO and COVID-19 – update 23 September 2020

Our BBRO offices (Bexwell and Norwich) still remain 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 carry out research work, analyse recent results and deliver new information to growers. 

BBRO winter technical events

In light of the COVID-19 situation we may not be able to deliver face to face events again this winter, however we will still be delivering key information via virtual events, videos, podcast and other publications.  Please keep an eye on the events page and look out for BBRO emails to inform you of what’s coming up.

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

 

From Our Beetcast

An insight into the world of sugar beet production in the UK, hosted by the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO). This monthly production provides an overview of the industry with timely updates and future forecasts to support sugar beet growers. Hear from BBRO scientists and the field team, plus grower updates and industry comment.

BeetCast (November): Boxing clever with sugar beet trials

Big is not always better which is why the BBRO are utilising small box trials for a number of projects. Dr Alistair Wright explains the concept and talks about his role and research projects.

We will also be touching on the current harvest results and how the lifting of poor crops first has impacted on overall sugars across most factories. As Simon will explain there is still a bit of yield to be recouped and as the saying goes ‘the only way is up’.

BeetCast (October): Don't keep virus yellows alive

As sugar beet harvesting commences around the Newark factory we visit contractor and grower Graham Liddle for an insight into his 2020 harvesting campaign. Stephen Aldis also joins us to talk about the importance of on-farm hygiene in combatting virus and disease, whilst Prof mark Stevens gives us an update on the prevalence of cercospora

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

British Sugar
National Farmers' Union