International Sugar Journal

Breeding for a brave, new world – the opportunities for a sugar beet breeder [Full subscriber]

Abstract While yields of many arable crops have plateaued, Sugar Beet continues to deliver significant yield increases annually. Innovative plant breeding, assisted by technology, has played a leading part. However, looking ahead Sugar Beet breeders must predict changes in climate as well as changing patterns of pest, weed and disease threat together with advances in crop management. Increasing restrictions on the use of plant protection products will put more emphasis on the role of genetics to control pests and diseases.SESVanderHave is a business dedicated to the Sugar Beet crop, supplying seed to some 52 countries. This focus drives continual innovation,…

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