The 2013 BBRO Recommended List of sugar beet varieties is announced

THE British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) has announced its recommended List of sugar beet varieties for the 2013 planted crop.

THE British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) has announced its recommended List of sugar beet varieties for the 2013 planted crop.

There are three new partially-resistant varieties added for 2013.

Two - Dolphin and Bulldog - are bred by SESVanderHave NV/SA and one, called SY Muse, by Syngenta Seeds AB.

In addition, two new varieties tolerant to nematodes and partially resistant to rhizomania have been added.

Pitbull is bred by SESVanderHave NV/SA and Thor is bred by Strube GmbH.

Two of the new varieties, Dolphin and Bulldog, have yet to gain national listing and will only be available if they are accepted onto the list before the contract to growers is sent out.