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Virus yellows having 'unprecedented impact' on sugar beet — NFU

Virus yellows disease is having an 'unprecedented harmful impact' on Britain’s sugar beet crop this year, the NFU has warned. It is reported by farminguk. There are rising concerns that farmers will not be able to grow the crop in 2021 due to the severity of the disease. Some sugar beet growers have reported yield...


EFSA plans to examine emergency use of neonicotinoids

EFSA is to assess a number of emergency authorisations granted by Member States for the use of neonicotinoids in sugar beet in 2020. It is reported by press service of EFSA. The request from the European Commission covers 21 emergency authorisations of clothianidin, imidacloprid, thiamethoxam and thiacloprid granted by...

 
UK sugar output will down nearly 25%

The sugar beet harvest is set to see UK sugar production fall nearly 25% this season due to the severe effect on yields from aphid-spread virus yellows disease. It is reported by Farmers Weekly. Sugar beet processor British Sugar said that just over two months into the beet harvesting campaign, white sugar production is forecast at 900,000 tons, some 24.4%...

 
UK extends license for glyphosate 3 years

Speaking at the virtual British Crop Production Council (BCPC) 2020 congress, Darren Flynn, head of active substances delivery for the Chemical Regulation Division (CRD), explained that all active substances due to expire between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2023 would be granted a three-year extension under the new GB pesticides regulation regime. It is reported by Agropages. «This three-year extension is being provided to allow time for the development of the new GB active substance renewal program, although HSE (the Health and Safety...

 
French sugar beet growers see Brexit risk

Large French sugar and ethanol exports to Britain could suffer under new trade terms between the European Union and its former member, clouding prospects for producers seeking to benefit from a recovery in prices, France’s sugar beet growers’ union said. It is reported by Reuters. France, the EU’s largest sugar producer, usually supplies between 300,000 and 400,000 tonnes of white sugar per year to Britain, accounting for around two-thirds of...

 
UK sugar beet industry seeks emergency use of neonicotinoid seed treatment

Sugar beet growers ravaged by virus yellows could find out before Christmas whether they can use neonicotinoid-treated seed to help grow the crop next spring. It is reported by AgroPages. It comes amid mounting concern that farmers are deciding to not grow the crop next year. Sugar beet yields this autumn have been devastated by virus yellows – the...

 
Thailand sugar production 2020/2021 will decrease by 5% — USDA

According to USDA, in 2020/2021 MY Thailand sugar production is forecast to decline to 7,9 million tonnes, down 5% as drought has driven reductions in area, yields, and extraction rates. It is reported by USDA in its November report. Consumption is expected to increase on higher demand for direct sugar consumption and food services. Exports are forecast up slightly while...


EU sugar production 2020/2021 will decrease to 16 mln t — USDA

According to USDA, in 2020/2021 MY sugar production in the European Union is forecast at 16,1 million tonnes, down for the third year in a row. It is reported by USDA in its November report. The drop is due to lower yields, which stem from 3 straight years of drought, combined with severe damages from beet yellows virus disease, which has...

 
France slashes sugar beet crop forecast by 10%

France’s farm ministry on Monday cut by 10% its forecast for the country’s ongoing sugar beet harvest as it factored in further effects of crop disease and drought. It is reported by Reuters. This year’s sugar beet crop was now projected at 27б2 million tonnes, down from 30б5 million expected last month and 28% below 2019 output, the ministry said in a m...

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