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Irregular emergence of beet crops

Investigations are on-going into the erratic emergence of crops in some fields this year, reports the BBRO.  It seems apparent that this is not an issue related to a single variety, or soil type, or drilling date but, rather it appears to be a more complex issue involving many interacting factors related to the seed, soil, time of drilling and the prevailing weather at, and immediately after, sowing, it says.
The BBRO says that it is still working on the issue and is currently assessing emergence of all of the BBRO trials. The organisation will update growers as the position becomes clearer. 

Some crops have been re-drilled over the last week, but BBRO says that it is now at the stage (w/c May 6) where the window for re-drilling has passed and growers need to focus their attention on maximising the yield of the plant stands they have.


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