BBRO BeetCast

por Francesca Broom

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.

Episodios del podcast

  • Temporada 2024

  • BeetCast February: Getting to grips with a harvester

    BeetCast February: Getting to grips with a harvester

    As many experienced harvester drivers will tell you there is a lot more to harvesting a good beet crop than you'd think. We spend some time in the cab with a new driver and carry out a harvester test to really put him through his paces - will he pass muster?!

  • BeetCast January 2024: What's happened to my sugars?

    BeetCast January 2024: What's happened to my sugars?

    First podcast of 2024. We look at a frequent grower question received during the 2023 campaign. Walking through the collection of data process at British Sugar with Perry Bateman and then hearing from Simon Bowen regarding some of the potential influences to low sugars and higher impurities.

  • Temporada 2023

  • BeetCast December 2023: Cover crops and responsible use of glyphosate

    BeetCast December 2023: Cover crops and responsible use of glyphosate

    Quite a few growers are using or considering the use of cover crops, but getting the species mix is only one consideration, you also need to plan for destruction particularly where followed by sugar beet. Roger Bradbury, sugar beet lead for Bayer Cropscience and Dr Georgina Barratt (BBRO) discuss the use of glyphosate.

  • BeetCast November 2023: Machinery fest for BBRO trials team

    BeetCast November 2023: Machinery fest for BBRO trials team

    Whilst weather stopped play, for trials harvesting the BBRO team took some well earned time out and visited Beet Europe in France, and came home with a wish list.

  • BeetCast October 2023: Virus Yellows solution?

    BeetCast October 2023: Virus Yellows solution?

    We visit one of the BBRO trial sites to see the impact of Virus Yellows on varieties available for drilling in 2024 and also discuss some of the exciting findings regarding new material being tested for future use.