Fodder beet is a popular crop in New Zealand. Fodder beet produces high yielding crops that provide a highly palatable, energy rich food source for stock. A critical component to growing a high yielding fodder beet crop is weed control. Fodder beet is a slow to establish crop and is very susceptible to weed competition especially in the first 8 weeks. Bayer has a number of herbicides that can be used in beet crops. These include Nortron, Betanal quattro and Betanal Forte.
Bayer also produces the popular beet fungicide Escolta.