BBRO BeetCast

by 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.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 2024

  • BeetCast June: Time for a 'mardle'

    BeetCast June: Time for a 'mardle'

    'Tis the season of events! The BBRO team have been out and about meeting growers and discussing some of the in-field issues and hopes for this season's crop.

  • BeetCast May: The trialling choice of tillage

    BeetCast May: The trialling choice of tillage

    With so many tillage choices, how do you ensure you have made the right choice for your soil, the conditions and your crop? BBRO are investigating these implications at Holkham Farming with interesting results.

  • BeetCast April: Preparing for an invasion

    BeetCast April: Preparing for an invasion

    With a high Virus Yellows forecast and aphids expected around the 10th April we look at mitigation strategies to help growers protect the crop in 2024.

  • BeetCast March: Drilling into the detail

    BeetCast March: Drilling into the detail

    We join Simon Bowen and Stephen Aldis at a Drill Operators training day, to hear the latest info on improving crop population, establishment and ultimately yield through good preparation and drilling. We also meet with 5 drill manufacturers; Grimme, Kverneland, Kuhn, Monosem and Vaderstad.

  • 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?!