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. 
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Podcast episodes

  • Season 2021

  • S2021 E06 - BeetCast (June): Pushing boundaries with barley and weed control

    S2021 E06 - BeetCast (June): Pushing boundaries with barley and weed control

    Join us at Morley Farms with farm manager David Jones and BBRO’s Head of Operations Stephen Aldis; checking on our under-sown barley work and discussing weed control.

    Jun 01 2021
    Jun 01 2021
    16:14
  • S2021 E05 - BeetCast (May): Varieties in action: A growers view

    S2021 E05 - BeetCast (May): Varieties in action: A growers view

    Drilling complete at BBRO Demo Farms and preparation underway for the summer events. We meet site host, grower Bill Legge at Wallington Hall to discuss how he selects his varieties and what he is hoping to gain from having the BBR...

    May 04 2021
    May 04 2021
    17:39
  • S2021 E04 - BeetCast (April) - 2022 RL sees first virus tolerant variety released.

    S2021 E04 - BeetCast (April) - 2022 RL sees first virus tolerant variety released.

    The 2022 RL is now available (https://bbro.co.uk/sugar-beet-varieties/recommended-list/). Mike May and Dr Vicky Foster reflect on the release and the use of the first Beet mild yellowing virus tolerant variety.

    Apr 01 2021
    Apr 01 2021
    20:21
  • S2021 E03 - BeetCast (March) - Forecasting risk with the use of data modelling

    S2021 E03 - BeetCast (March) - Forecasting risk with the use of data modelling

    The results from the Rothamsted virus forecasting model have now been released, these indicate a reduced aphid population and therefore significantly lower risk of virus in 2021. Listen to how BBRO utilise models to support grower...

    Mar 03 2021
    Mar 03 2021
    22:31
  • S2021 E02 - BeetCast (February) A good beet crop starts with soil preparations.

    S2021 E02 - BeetCast (February) A good beet crop starts with soil preparations.

    Good soil structure is crucial in getting an early spring crop such as sugar beet away, but just how do you achieve that in wet or frosty environments? Soils specialist Philip Wright offers a few pointers for making the most of t...

    Feb 01 2021
    Feb 01 2021
    20:30