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Sugar beet yields

Discussion in 'Cropping' started by Banana Bar, Oct 1, 2018.

  1. Banana Bar

    Banana Bar Member

    Location:
    Bury St Edmunds
    Where are yields for the Bury factory off non irrigated heavy land?

    BB
     
  2. Kam

    Kam Member

    Location:
    West Suffolk
    I don't know anyone who has lifted any locally yet, but we are on sand. I passed a couple of Brian Nunn trucks on the narrow roads to Finborough (;)) last week, which looked to have some decent sized roots on board, not like my parsnip sized beet!
     
  3. nick...

    nick... Member

    Location:
    south norfolk
    Heard this afternoon sugars around deopham in Norfolk running 17/18% which suprised me.yeilds not as drastic as thought either but no figures quoted
    Nick...
     
  4. ajd132

    ajd132 Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    They lifted some at chad yesterday
     
  5. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    I was quoted 72-85, not sure of soil types or accuracy of information. Factory report shows sugars in excess of 17.5% though.
     
  6. Ben M

    Ben M Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Ive heard all sorts of yields so far 45t throught to 80t?! My sugars for the first bit i did were between 16.08 and 18.9
     
  7. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    And the yield? I too have heard mixed reports.
     
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  8. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    The theme being heavier land being better
     
  9. nick...

    nick... Member

    Location:
    south norfolk
    I’m amazed the beet are coming out without snapping and breaking
    Nick...
     
  10. Breckland Boy

    Breckland Boy Member

    My agronomist told me last week that a nearby farm (near Hopton)on good land had got 55t /ha and 16.5 sugars, down 20 t/ha on his average yield for the first week of October.
    I have some beet that won't get to 50t/ha in January!
     
  11. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    Oh dear:(
     
  12. Sonoftheheir

    Sonoftheheir Member

    Location:
    West Suffolk
    So am I, contractor lifted a heavy field for us yesterday, was very glad to see a lot of the roots intact. Beet were not big, but much bigger than parsnips.
     
  13. Ben M

    Ben M Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    50t/ha. This was my worst 30ha. Real big chalky caps that just never got going. I qctually thiught itnwould be less
     
  14. Goffer

    Goffer Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    265t of 3.5ha adjusted over factory weighbridge.content at that for first lift
     
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  15. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    Just over 75t/ha to save others getting their calculators out.
     
  16. Ben M

    Ben M Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Content?! Id be very happy with that for 1st lift considering the year!!
     
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  17. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    chalky bits bulk up later.
     
  18. Hindsight

    Hindsight Member

    Location:
    Lincolnshire

    Thank you for posting but I wish you had not. It is important British Sugar do not have access to information about such good yields at this stage of campaign in what is likely to be such a miserable year.

    Or they will just bounce back at the industry 'see 2017 massive yields and in adversity the better farmers managed similar in 2018' note I included term better farmers - that will be the benchmarking mantra. Apologies, my grumbly chunter this morning.

    Best wishes,
     
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  19. Daniel

    Daniel Member

    British Sugar have all that info through the portal?
     
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  20. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    Yep. They will have the true data at the end of the campaign too.
     

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