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 2022

  • S2022 E10 - BeetCast October: Monitor closely and lift accordingly

    S2022 E10 - BeetCast October: Monitor closely and lift accordingly

    Whilst the crop has recovered well from drought, issues such as Beet Moth or cracked roots could expose the crop to secondary infection. Prof Mark Stevens explains what to watch out for.

    14:46
  • S2022 E09 - BeetCast September: Balancing variety choices

    S2022 E09 - BeetCast September: Balancing variety choices

    An early release of the September edition of BeetCast to support growers in making those important variety choices we speak to some of the breeders about their seed portfolios.

    15:44
  • S2022 E08 - BeetCast August: Making the most of final canopy growth.

    S2022 E08 - BeetCast August: Making the most of final canopy growth.

    With the sugar beet harvest due to start in a few weeks, we remind growers to keep an eye on canopies as they recover from drought. Checking for disease and nutrient deficiencies in order to keep the canopy as healthy as possible ...

    25:22
  • S2022 E07 - BeetCast July: Potential impact of Virus yellows on the 2022 crop.

    S2022 E07 - BeetCast July: Potential impact of Virus yellows on the 2022 crop.

    It has been a very busy few weeks in the BBRO laboratory checking through numerous yellow water pan samples assessing aphid numbers and now testing for levels of virus. Prof Mark Stevens explains the results so far and expected i...

    13:51
  • S2022 E06 - BeetCast June: Using this year's crop to determine future variety choices

    S2022 E06 - BeetCast June: Using this year's crop to determine future variety choices

    Mike May, Chairman of the RL Board joins Dr Simon Bowen to discuss the RL and how assessing your current sugar beet crop can help in determining the best variety choices for your soil type and management programme in future.

    13:12