International Sugar Journal

Annual broad leaved weed control in the British sugar beet crop [Full subscriber]

Abstract Currently, there are just under 100K hectares of sugar beet grown in Great Britain (G.B) by around 3000 growers based predominantly in the East of England.  Herbicides account for approximately 20% of sugar beet growing costs in England and nearly 70% of spray costs1. Without weed control, yields can be reduced by 90 t/ha depending on the weed species present.  Recent years have seen the demise of herbicide actives available to control annual broad-leaved weeds (ABLW’s) in beet within G.B., and of those actives remaining some are still under threat of losing their approval. Beet growers in England need…

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