500,000 tonnes of beets to be destroyed in France

La France Agricole
Monday, August 16, 2021
Some 500,000 tonnes of sugar beets will have to be destroyed in Champagne Bourgogne because of non-compliant herbicides. This estimate corresponds to around 1.5% of national production. "After beet yellows and frost, this is a hard blow for planters, but they understand that the precautionary principle must be applied," said Cyril Cogniard, president of the General Confederation of Beet Planters (CGB).
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