Flashcards in Lecture 4- Sugar Beet Deck (33)
How many tonnes of sugar beet are produced in the uk?
How many of those tonnes are imported?
8 million tonnes
What are the four factories processing sugar beet from east anglia and East Midlands?
Bury st Edmonds
What's the average distance from field to factory?
What is the ideal PH level for sugar beet?
What soil type is best?
Light to medium soils
Why do you need 3 years between beet crops?
Avoid rhizomania, Weed beet and nematodes
How much nitrogen is needed in the soil?
How much salt is needed for application? And when?
400kg/ha before drilling
What seed type is sugar beet?
What three species make up the "Soil Pest complex"?
How do you control springtails, Symphalids and millipedes?
Which pest species in sugar beet is there no control over?
What condition do you need the seed bed?
Fine and firm
How many seeds are precision drilled into the seed bed?
120,000 seeds per hectare
How many seeds are expected to be established in the seed bed?
100,000 seeds/ hectare
Which soil type is used?
Hat is the cultivation process for the seed bed?
Why is sugar beet susceptible to weed emergence?
Slow to emerge
Low plant population
How many plants per meter squared?
How is cultural control of weeds performed?
How is chemical control of weeds performed?
The basic method
What is the basic method?
One dose of pre emergence herbicide
Two doses of post emergence herbicide
What is the FAR system controlling weeds?
How many applications is used?
Repeated ultra low doses of herbicide
Sugar beet is biennial what does this mean?
Grows every other year
How is rhizomania disease controlled?
Using resistant varieties
How is virus yellows spread?
How are they controlled?
What are examples of foliar diseases?
Rust, powdery mildew, cercospora
How long does it take to grow sugar beet?
What is sugar beet sown?