Sugar beet grower braced for losses after frost damage

Farmers Weekly
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
A Cereals event host farmer is expecting his sugar beet yields to take a “hit” after the crop suffered seven days of frost damage. Robert Law says sugar content has dropped from 15.5% to 14.2% in his beet, which is due to be harvested at Chrishall Grange Farm, Royston, Cambridgeshire, on Friday (13 January). “This is the first time since 2010 we have had a lot of frost damage,” said Mr Law, who farms 500ha at Chrishall Grange, as part of a 1,600ha mixed farming enterprise, including cereals, a 1,800-ewe flock and 60 suckler cows.
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