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Sugar: Heat stress also in the EU beet cultivation

August 16, 2018 at 10:37 AM , Der AUDITOR
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FRANKFURT. Initially, the European sugar beet crop seemed to be able to withstand the summer heat well, by now however, yield losses cannot be ruled out.

It is still not too late
The hot period did not leave sugarcane production in large EU producer countries such as France, Germany and Poland unaffected, whereby there can be significant regional differences. Prior to that, damp and cool weather had delayed sowing in many growing countries last spring.

However, experts predict that yields in the last few weeks up to the harvest are expected to recover somewhat, if the beets benefit from milder temperatures and local rainfall. However, record yields, such as those achieved in part in 2017, are no longer to be exp

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