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Bumper beet crops expected in Europe [Registered]

Much of Europe is seen as on track to produce good sugar beet yields after favourable weather benefited crop development. Sugar beet crops in France, the EU’s top producer, were on course to give good yields in the autumn harvest after rain in June and especially July curbed the impact of a spring drought. “This rainfall, which was abundant in some areas, removed the main constraint on growth and yield potential remains very high,” beet technical institute ITB said. After benefiting from dry, warm conditions that allowed rapid planting in March and April, sugar beet started to suffer from a…

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