Root breakage continues to be a major issue this sugar beet harvest with dry conditions causing difficulties.
BBRO advises operators to maintain optimal share depth and reduce turbine speeds where possible.
The average root breakage is 3.05t/ha resulting in a total loss of 3.42t/ha but the lowest value recorded is 0.97t/ha resulting in a total loss of 1.15t/ha, according to BBRO.
Appropriate harvester set-up can help mitigate the damage caused by dry soil conditions, it says.
Top tips for beet harvester set-up in dry soil conditions
Whole root losses
Root tails broken off at lifting
Root damage – chipping, breakage and cracking in the cleaning mechanism
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November 6, 2017 at 02:02PM