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Discussion in 'Cropping' started by Banana Bar, Oct 1, 2018.
Where are yields for the Bury factory off non irrigated heavy land?
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!
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
They lifted some at chad yesterday
I was quoted 72-85, not sure of soil types or accuracy of information. Factory report shows sugars in excess of 17.5% though.
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
And the yield? I too have heard mixed reports.
The theme being heavier land being better
I’m amazed the beet are coming out without snapping and breaking
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!
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.
50t/ha. This was my worst 30ha. Real big chalky caps that just never got going. I qctually thiught itnwould be less
265t of 3.5ha adjusted over factory weighbridge.content at that for first lift
Just over 75t/ha to save others getting their calculators out.
Content?! Id be very happy with that for 1st lift considering the year!!
chalky bits bulk up later.
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.
British Sugar have all that info through the portal?
Yep. They will have the true data at the end of the campaign too.