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.

Impact of cover crops on soil health

There has been much talk of the importance of cover crops, but planning their use requires a bit of forethought, whilst their impact requires patience. This is part one of a soil health special with James Beamish, Holkham Farming looking at soil health management and their cover crop programme.

Planning for short-term sugar beet clamps

With the on-going haulage issues, many growers are having to provide short-term clamps for their beet. Dr Simon Bowen explains when and why we need to clamp and how best to avoid creating hot spots that could increase sugar losses.

BeetCast (October): Reaping the rewards at harvest

The BBRO field team are busy lifting the first of our trials. We join Stephen Aldis in field to discuss how the crop is looking and how to get the best out of this season’s harvest.

BeetCast (August): Who has been crowned the Champion Beet Grower of 2020?

Whilst most of us want to forget the 2020 beet crop, four growers did well in the face of adversity and have just been announced as the factory winners of the Beet Yield Challenge. Hear how they achieved it and who of the four (Will Baker – Newark, Will Sands – Cantley, Jonathan Quail – Wissington and the Hitchcock family – Bury) has been awarded Champion Beet Grower of 2020.

BeetCast (July): Insight into BeetField21 discussions

We join some of the BBRO Team at BeetField21 and listen to discussions ranging from irrigation, drought resistance, variety choice, virus and aphid control, plus an update on the Beet Yield Challenge.

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