An EU sugar beet yield penalty seems unavoidable given late sowing this year - JRC MARS
European Commission - JRC MARS
Monday, May 22, 2023
This season sowing of sugar beet was much delayed in many production regions including NE France, Germany and Poland due to wet conditions and below-average temperatures. The relatively cold weather and low level of solar radiation were also sub-optimal for early season development. Such significant delays are expected to have a negative impact on yield potentials. The extended sowing times resulted in uneven crop development across the regions. In Benelux, JRC notes that emergence has been fair but a yield penalty seems unavoidable, as canopy closure will be too late to optimally benefit from the long days in June. Aphid infections have already been reported in several regions, and require careful monitoring and control.Click here to connect to the source of this storyClick here for more News and Views
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