Research

Half acre strip trial: 20 varieties.

• Selection of varieties - Sugar Beet, High DM Fodder Beet, Medium Beet.

• Breeders include DLF, Limagrain, KWS. Lion Seeds & other seed producers.

• 5 competitor beets also included as reference.

 

Replicated strip trial: 12 varieties

• Varieties are also replicated by DLF in other countries.

• Varieties are yielded and dry matter recorded.

• Data on emergence, top size, leaf cover, dirt tare etc also recorded.

*Varieties highlighted in Blue are supplied by DLF. 
 
                                                                                                                    Beet Trial List 2016               
  Variety      Type Colour Average Fresh Yeild (tn/ha) Average DM % Rel DM Yield of Controls % Above Group Dirt Score (1-10)
  Controls     61.45   12.33    
Energy/Sugar Barents new Energy White 61.45 24.6 123 20 5
Energy/Sugar Tadorne new Sugar White 58.88 25 119 20 3
Energy/Sugar Haydn new Sugar White 52.56 26.7 114 20 4
Energy/Sugar Gerty Sugar White 63.28 22 113 20 4
Energy/Sugar Rosalinda Sugar White 59.58 21.3 103 20 5
HDM Beet Blizzard Fodder White 56.91 22.5 104 40 3
HDM Beet Tarine new Fodder Pink 59.87 20.8 101 20 6
HDM Beet Cagnotte Fodder Yellow 65.80 19 101 50 7
HDM Beet Magnum Fodder White 65.90 18 96 50 6
MDM Beet Bangor Fodder Yellow 69.90 17.8 101 60 7
MDM Beet Alpes new Fodder Yellow 66.29 16.6 89 60 6
MDM Beet Blaze Fodder Red 72.07 15.2 89 60 6
MDM Beet Minotaure Fodder Orange 65.70 15.1 80 50 5