Plant clinic

BBRO provides a diagnostic service to sugar beet growers.

BBRO Plant Clinic

Do you need help identifying or confirming a problem with your sugar beet crop?

We have facilities in our Norwich laboratory and glasshouses for a range of diagnostic tests from microscopic investigation of foliar diseases, virus detection, beet cyst nematode identification and germination tests.

Please send enquiries with photographs to We will assess your problem and advise you on what samples to send to the lab.


Download: Plant Clinic Form

Please send samples to:   BBRO, Plant Clinic, Centrum, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich. Norfolk. NR4 7UG.


 In 2021/22 a wide variety of samples were received: 



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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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