Tasker, Johann
July 2008
Farmers Weekly;7/11/2008, p37
Trade Publication
The article reports that no beet will be grown on Paul Morris's farm in the heart of the Cambridgeshire Fens in England after the autumn season. Poor weather meant the crop of some 80-90 hectares (ha) came out of the ground. But even in a good season, yields have seldom risen above 60 tonnes/ha across the farm. Despite being the farm's most profitable enterprise for decades, its labour-intensive nature meant beet was increasingly in the firing line.


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