Beet cultivation has several purposes where cultivation of beets for sugar production is the largest production area. In addition, a smaller area is cultivated for the production of feed and bio gas.

Beet cultivation is especially interesting because of a very big yield and furthermore, beets are a safe crop. Beets are broad-leafed crops and a good exchange crop in a crop rotation with grains. The cultivation takes place near the sugar factories.

Beets is the crop with the biggest yield potential in our climate conditions. Through many years genetic mono-germ seeds have been used, so that only the necessary number of beets per hectare are sown. Beets sown in rows with a row distance of typically 50 cm. This means that beets are relatively open crops until mid-summer where the rows are closed. Therefore, the beets need very effective weed-control, because weeds will lower the yield significantly.

Plant protection

Beets can be attacked by the leaf fungus:

  • Beet mildew
  • Ramularia
  • Beet rust

Even greater yields are obtained with sugar beets, with more than 700 kg pure sugar per hectare, by performing fungus control of the beets twice.

 Walid Adel

Walid Adel