Measuring beet against wheat

Impey, Louise
September 2006
Farmers Weekly;9/29/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 13, p60
Trade Publication
The article presents an interview with farm manager Gary Gray of Beckhithe Farms in Norfolk, England. He believes that sugar beet is a better performing crop than winter wheat. Gray admits that Beckhithe does have the geographical advantage of being only 2.5 miles from Cantley factory of British Sugar. He predicts that the gross margin from sugar beet will be about £470 per hectare. INSET: BUYING AND SELLING TONNAGE.


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