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Introduction

Beet Solutions Bayer Crop Science New Zealand

The attributes that have driven the increased use of fodder beet include

  • Flexibility – it can be feed in situ or lifted and feed out on feed pads or through silage wagons in the paddock
  • Long shelf life – can be used when its required
  • High yielding – allows use of reduced cropping areas
  • Cost – highly cost effective option per kg of dry matter
  • High quality – produces a consistent high energy feed source

To grow a successful fodder beet crop can be challenging and requires careful planning and detailed management through the season.