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 E05 - BeetCast May: A grower's perspective

    S2022 E05 - BeetCast May: A grower's perspective

    With the crop underway we join Martin Stuffens, Farm Manager of Park Farm, Thorney to discuss the BBRO trial site that he is hosting and how his crops are faring so far this season.

    20:51
  • S2022 E04 - BeetCast April: Giving aphids their marching orders off beet

    S2022 E04 - BeetCast April: Giving aphids their marching orders off beet

    We are all on high alert following the Rothamsted Research Aphid forecast. BBRO are exploring a number of options to support the sugar beet industry and encourage growers to join with them in finding new ways to manage this pest.

    13:55
  • S2022 E03 - BeetCast (March): Managing the sugar beet crop, with and without Cruiser SB

    S2022 E03 - BeetCast (March): Managing the sugar beet crop, with and without Cruiser SB

    The Rothamsted Forecast released on the 1st March triggered the use of Cruiser SB treated seed for the 2022 sugar beet crop. The forecast predicts that without control measures almost 70% of the crop will be infected by Virus ye...

    18:02
  • S2022 E02 - BeetCast (February): Positive start to the beet season ahead.

    S2022 E02 - BeetCast (February): Positive start to the beet season ahead.

    Following a successful year of trials the BBRO are pleased to release some exciting news ahead of the BeetTech22 events relating to Virus yellows and Free living nematodes. Great way to start the new season.

    15:13
  • S2022 E01 - BeetCast (January): Informed decisions lead to better crop management

    S2022 E01 - BeetCast (January): Informed decisions lead to better crop management

    We revisit Holkham Farming to meet Dominic Swan of Catalyst Farming and Farm Manager James Beamish to discuss what data they are collecting and the impact this information could have on crop management.

    21:57