Sugar Beet

Sugar beet set to make a comeback in Scotland

Sugar beet set to make a comeback in Scotland

The reintroduction of sugar beet production to Scotland has taken a significant step forward after the pilot project laying its...

June 15, 2021

Sugar beet crops have a large potash requirement

Sugar beet crops have a large potash requirement

The Potash Development Association (PDA) is reminding growers that sugar beet has a large requirement for potassium (K), with the...

April 22, 2021

Beet Ireland expected to make announcement in coming weeks

Beet Ireland expected to make announcement in coming weeks

Beet Ireland is expected to make an announcement regarding its plans for the future in the coming weeks. The organisation...

January 23, 2019

Updated: What is the gross margin of a beet crop in the UK?

Updated: What is the gross margin of a beet crop in the UK?

With sugar beet at the forefront of many tillage farmers’ minds at present, AgriLand looked across the water for some facts...

November 24, 2018

Beet Ireland to supply information on new plant at grower meetings

Beet Ireland to supply information on new plant at grower meetings

Beet Ireland will meet potential growers in the coming weeks and months. AgriLand spoke to Brian Arnold – one of...

October 4, 2018

BEET Ireland gets backing of Athy councillors

BEET Ireland gets backing of Athy councillors

Councillors at a meeting of the Athy Municipal District in Co. Kildare have welcomed the development of the BEET Ireland...

April 18, 2018

Sugar beet growers to be reimbursed following levy miscalculation

Sugar beet growers to be reimbursed following levy miscalculation

Sugar beet growers and the former sugar processor Greencore are set to be reimbursed following a miscalculation of levies. The...

March 7, 2018

How the Irish sugar industry lives on in Ukraine

How the Irish sugar industry lives on in Ukraine

Used equipment from Ireland’s closed sugar factories in Mallow, Co. Cork and Carlow have aided the resurgence of the sugar...

February 27, 2018

There is absolutely no need for a new sugar plant in Carlow

There is absolutely no need for a new sugar plant in Carlow

Why is there a need for a new sugar-processing plant in Co. Carlow when there are, literally, hundreds of customers...

January 20, 2018

Tipperary farmers urged to bid for renewal of sugar beet industry

Tipperary farmers urged to bid for renewal of sugar beet industry

Farm bodies in Co. Tipperary, and all other interested stakeholders, must consider making submissions on plans to revive the sugar...

January 11, 2018

UK sugar beet area and yields up

UK sugar beet area and yields up

The area of land sown under sugar beet in the UK has increased and crop yields of 100t/ha have been...

December 14, 2017

Fodder trade: How much is beet making in your area?

Fodder trade: How much is beet making in your area?

Beet, both sugar and fodder, is plentiful at the minute as farmers continue to pull crops from the ground. The...

November 9, 2017

35% of tillage farmers ‘fearful for the future’ of their sector

35% of tillage farmers ‘fearful for the future’ of their sector

A total of 35% of tillage farmers are ‘fearful for the future’ of the tillage sector, according to the results of a...

November 7, 2016

A conservative EU sugar beet production level estimated in the last quota year

A conservative EU sugar beet production level estimated in the last quota year

In 2016/2017, EU sugar beet production is estimated 5% above last year, at 107 million tonnes, according to latest data from...

July 31, 2016

Up to commercial interests to re-establish sugar industry says Minister

Up to commercial interests to re-establish sugar industry says Minister

It is up to commercial interests to move forward plans to reestablish sugar production in Ireland, according to the Minister...

May 31, 2016

‘Irish and UK potato yield to be above 5-year average’

‘Irish and UK potato yield to be above 5-year average’

The Irish and UK sugar beet and potato yield for 2015 is to be above the five-year average, according to...

October 28, 2015

Exceptionally high EU sugar production in 2014/2015

Exceptionally high EU sugar production in 2014/2015

2014/2015 has been confirmed to be an exceptional year for EU sugar production, according to the European Commission. It says...

July 16, 2015

‘Government must support the return of the sugar beet industry’

‘Government must support the return of the sugar beet industry’

Calls have been made for the government to support the revitalisation of the sugar beet industry in Ireland by Martin Ferris,...

May 20, 2015