Sugar beet breeding has supported consistent improvements in yield for many years. The publication of BBRO’s Recommended List for sugar beet varieties in 2018 continues this upward trend and provides growers with a robust and reliable set of data to use when choosing the right variety for their circumstances.
KWS varieties perform particularly strong for yield in the 2018 RL following rigorous, independent testing and analysis in the RL trial programme. With 5 of the top 6 yielding varieties in the 2018 BBRO Recommended List including DAPHNA, the first BCN tolerant variety to top the RL, KWS varieties will support you in maximizing profitability on your farm. Second on the RL for 2018 is SENADA KWS, which as well is offering high yield and in addition provides the best combined disease resistance score against rust and powdery mildew of any recommended variety.
With the beet contract and seed prices now available for 2018 it is clear to see the highest yielding varieties offer the greatest margins over seed cost as shown below.
Margin over seed cost 2018: