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Nordzucker Post 2/2023 - 24 May 2023

Field days 2023 – Methods for economical beet cultivation in trials

Nordzucker is testing methods for the economic beet cultivation of the future in field trials. Trials are explained and initial results shared at the field days. This results in possible solutions that can be used directly by the beet growers. Sugar beet cultivation is facing challenges: Political requirements such as the Farm to Fork strategy at EU level, designation of red areas at regional level with limited fertiliser options or the discontinuation of plant protection chemicals are just some of the challenges.

In addition, there is climate change, which poses new challenges for agriculture with special weather events such as drought.

Nordzucker is developing and testing practicable solutions together with various institutions in all Nordzucker countries. New methods of soil cultivation and sowing such as GPS-controlled seed placement, new strategies in weed control such as band spraying with area sprayers, and new ways of controlling pests by sowing flower strips to support beneficial insects. These and other trials are in focus and can be discussed at this year’s field days.

The different field days in the individual countries are listed in the respective calendar of the AgriPortal of the countries. Here you will also find the main focuses, locations, and dates.

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