Please note: An official photographer may be commissioned by BBRO and/or British Sugar to take photos and videos at sugar industry events. This includes crowd images and close-ups of growers engaging with sugar industry professionals. Content will be used for marketing purposes including pre- and post-event publicity and editorial. If you do not wish to be photographed, please inform the registration team on your arrival at the event, so that the official photographer can be informed. Best efforts will be made to exclude you from images, though please be aware this may be difficult for crowd scenes.


Please note BASTON site (15th May) has changed.

New site details: Eye, Peterborough 

White Post Lane, Eye, Peterborough, nearest postcode PE6 7YJ (off A47, not A16) – then follow signs.

What 3 words ///twin.muddy.tight



Missed the growers BeetChat event on the 4th March? No problem catch-up below.



A short video of each presentation is accessible below.  Please click the title to access.

Event introduction (Dr Vicky Foster)

Journey to sustainable and regenerative farming (Matt Hutcheson – SAI platform)

Optimising IPM in sugar beet (Prof Mark Stevens, Dr Alistair Wright and Dr Sacha White(ADAS))

Crop learning points from 2023 to apply in 2024 (Prof Mark Stevens)

PhD platform

Weed control in 2024 (Pam Chambers, British Sugar)

Considering cover crops? (Dr Georgina Barratt)

Soil health and IPM (Dr Simon Bowen)

Key conference messages (Dr Vicky Foster)




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