Sugar Beet

48% increase in sugar beet price offered for 2023

48% increase in sugar beet price offered for 2023

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Sugar and British Sugar have today (Tuesday, June 28) announced a beet price of £40/t...

June 28, 2022

Temporary emergency pesticide authorisation approved to protect sugar beet

Temporary emergency pesticide authorisation approved to protect sugar beet

Defra has approved an emergency temporary authorisation for the use of a neonicotinoid pesticide treatment on the 2022 sugar beet...

January 14, 2022

New one-year sugar beet contract agreed for 2022

New one-year sugar beet contract agreed for 2022

National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Sugar and British Sugar have today (Wednesday, September 22) announced a new one-year sugar beet contract...

September 22, 2021

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

Emergency use of neonic seed treatment in sugar beet will not be triggered this year

Emergency use of neonic seed treatment in sugar beet will not be triggered this year

It has been confirmed by the British Beet Research Association (BBRO), that the emergency use of neonic seed treatment in sugar...

March 2, 2021

‘Ground-breaking changes’ announced in the 2021 British Sugar contract

‘Ground-breaking changes’ announced in the 2021 British Sugar contract

New one-year and three-year sugar beet contracts from 2021 will include a “ground-breaking” new Virus Yellows assurance fund and an...

August 24, 2020

Emergency sugar beet neonicotinoid applications rejected

Emergency sugar beet neonicotinoid applications rejected

The UK Government has refused two applications made to use neonicotinoid products as seed treatments for sugar beet. The applications...

October 11, 2018

British Sugar and NFU Sugar announce 2019 sugar beet price

British Sugar and NFU Sugar announce 2019 sugar beet price

British sugar beet growers will benefit from a new contract free of deductions for crown tare. In a statement, British Sugar...

September 13, 2018

Final call for sugar beet growers to claim their share of levy refund

Final call for sugar beet growers to claim their share of levy refund

National Farmers Union (NFU) Sugar and British Sugar are making a final call for eligible sugar beet growers to claim...

September 5, 2018

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

‘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

Sugar Expert Group meets for the first time

Sugar Expert Group meets for the first time

The European Commission has hosted the first meeting of a new Sugar Expert Group. The group is designed to help...

March 30, 2015