BBRO provides research and support to the UK's sugar beet growers and processor (British Sugar), leading to high quality sugar sold under the Silver Spoon brand.
Research is carried out in our lab and glasshouses based at the Norwich Research Park and in-field at various locations from Lincolnshire to Suffolk. We investigate all elements of growing the sugar beet crop, from soil health, drilling right through to end of season harvest.
Watch out for our videos in the Innovation in Agriculture arena today for an insight into current research projects. These will also be available via our website and YouTube channel, but for now we hope you will enjoy the activity on our stand with Prof Mark Stevens talking about sugar beet as part of the 'Farming is Magic' programme, then Dr Simon Bowen will explain the differences in varietal traits and why they are important. Our last film shows how we harvest our trials - not as easy as you would think!
We hope you enjoy the show.