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British Beet Research Organisation launches 2016 research call

The British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) has launched its 2016 research call. Areas of interest to BBRO include ongoing challenges such as further reductions in the availability of active ingredients due to changes in regulation, resistance in pests, diseases and weeds or the increasing battle to identify novel products for their control.

"The BBRO invites interested parties to work in collaboration with the BBRO R&D team to develop innovative crop protection strategies to enhance and protect the performance of UK sugar beet, thereby increasing yield potential and performance within the rotation.

Following analysis of the current crop protection research portfolio the BBRO invites concept notes targeted to the following areas:

  • Alternative/novel control methods for soil pests, mangold fly and/or nematodes.
  • Maximising grower return from disease/pest resistant varieties.
  • Surveillance of new or existing pests and diseases for targeted pesticide application or appropriate variety selection.
  • Analysis of novel weed control or practices.
  • Exploring the consequences of sugar beet/maize rotations on future disease management.

The deadline for receipt of electronic copies of concept notes is 9am on Friday 30th September 2016

Find out more on the BBRO website: http://bbro.co.uk/our-news/2016/2016-research-call

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