Current: Variety Trials Programme

Timescale: Annual programme
Project Lead: BSPB

Project Summary

The Recommended List Trials Programme involves approx.17 sites, of which up to 13 are taken for yield assessments. The programme includes trials for disease assessment and early sown bolting. The yield assessment sites involve 120 varieties, with four replications of each. In the region of 3,840 plots are taken from seed to harvest and ultimately processing through the BBRO plot trial unit with the sugar analysis being done in the commercial tare house at Wissington.

See Recommended List

This project combines multiple sites managed by BBRO and NIAB on behalf of the sugar beet industry. 


The data collected in this trial is translated into the Sugar Beet Recommended List


Outcomes / Key Message For Growers And Industry

The outcome of which is the annual Recommended List.

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