Record UK sugar beet yields

The 2017/18 sugar beet campaign, which ended with factory closures just before Easter, saw record beet yield achieved, says British Sugar. The average crop yield was 83.4 tonnes of beet per hectare, up from the previous record of 79.8 tonnes/hectare. The overall...

New head for the BBRO

Dr Vicky Foster is to be the new Head of the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO), the British Sugar and NFU-funded and governed body based at the former Broom’s Barn station in Suffolk. She replaces Colin MacEwan who is now director of research at the SRUC.  Dr...

Beet competition aims to raise farm yields

Four organisations with an interest in sugar beet are collaborating over a competition aiming to help sugar beet growers close the gap between the theoretical potential and actual farm yields.  The Beet Yield Competition is a joint initiative between the British Beet...

BBRO boss for the SRUC

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has appointed Colin MacEwan to a new senior role as director of commercialisation & innovation. Mr MacEwan is currently chief executive of the British Beet Research Organisation, which is jointly funded by British Sugar and the NFU,...