PhD Opportunity with Harper Adams University

Agronomy based PhD investigating tissue integrity of sugar beet

Exciting opportunity to join BBRO whilst studying a PhD in the beautiful Shropshire countryside.  

The role of agronomy and genotype in tissue integrity and associated sugar losses during storage.

The project will aim to identify traits under genetic or agronomic control, optimising tissue strength making roots more resilient to damage and reducing sugar losses during storage.

Average losses in clamp are approx. 0.1% of total sugar volume per day.  These losses are a consequence of many factors including harvesting conditions, clamp design and management but a key aspect of these losses is the association with tissue damage. Damage can be caused through the harvesting process leading to cut roots or root breakage, particularly root tips and bruising.

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