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Sugarbeet: Environmental protection that really pays off

Sugarbeet is a true-allrounder – it serves as a raw material for sugar production, a tasty addition to cattle feeding or an energy supplier for biogas production. In addition, the cultivation of this multi-talent can provide a number of advantages for environmental protection. Beets conserve the soil, water and resources. By the way, the sugarbeet is strong today and will be even stronger tomorrow!

Sugarbeet contributes to environmental protection

by absorbing nutrients from very deep soil layers. Since it grows throughout the growing season, the beet also uses late mineralized nitrogen from organic matter and counteracts nitrate leaching into water bodies or groundwater.​

Sugarbeet is a true all-rounder​

as it can be used not only in nutrition, but also for fuels, biogas and - due to its high energy content - in the feeding of dairy cows. Additionally, sugar from beet can serve as the basis for alternative packaging material.

The increase in ​sugarbeet yield​

of ~ 2% per year exceeds almost any other crop – this leads to a more efficient use of a limited cultivation area.​

Sugar from domestic beet is a sustainable raw material​

since it is produced on existing arable land under social conditions.​

Sugarbeet is a regional product.​

Sugar and other products like bioethanol and biogas reach the consumer without long transport distances.​

A sugarbeet field ​serves as a “green lung”

because 1 ha sugarbeet produces much more oxygen than 1 ha of our native forest! In the same time it fixes almost twice as much CO2 and by using bioethanol or biogas, fossil fuels can be saved.​

Today`s sugarbeet increasingly combine​ several resistance and tolerance properties.

This makes sugarbeet defend itself against a wide range of diseases. There is great potential to reduce the use of plant protection products.​

The sugarbeet is ​100 % utilized.

Feeding animals with beet pulp and molasses.​

Feeding fields with carbolime and remaining beet leaves.​

Sugarbeet as a spring sown crop

offers ideal conditions for the cultivation of catch crops. Thus, it is possible to bind nutrients in crop rotation, improve the soil structure or carry out biological pest control.​

Sugarbeet - the perfect fit for cereal rotations:​

Sugarbeet as a spring crop and a “non-cereal” freshens up your cereal rotations.​

Weeds typical for wintercereals don’t like timing and herbicides of sugarbeet.​
Furthermore sugarbeet doesn’t host cereal pests and diseases and interrupts their development cycles.​

Sugarbeet has a long vegetation period

Once other fields have been harvested, the sugarbeet field still serves as a habitat.