Sugar Beet Drilling Event Sponsored by Germains

Germains was proud to sponsor the operator training ‘drilling for better establishment’ sessions organised by the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) this month, providing an excellent guide to obtaining optimum performance for both the drill and its operator.

Details about BBRO Sugar Beet Drilling Event

The sessions began with an introduction of the importance of achieving the perfect seed bed through the education of practical soil management and cultivation techniques with British Sugar’s Agricultural Development Manager, Colin Walters.

Tessa Seymour, Commercial Development Manager at Germains, also provided an introduction to Germains and our commitment to UK sugar beet industry. This involved an insight into the unique and quality driven journey sugar beet seed follow through our priming, pelleting and filmcoating treatments. Seymour also emphasised the importance of quality management standards practiced by Germains’ specialised Quality Control department.

Sugar Beet Seed Handling

Seed handling and storage was also discussed, highlighting the need of handling seed with protective gloves and appropriate clothing. It was also advised to store the seed in a cool, dry, ventilated place with any opened boxes with seed should be stored in a sealed, polythene bag. Further information was also provided on our industry-leading Xbeet® plus seed technology, which creates a smoother, rounder and more uniformed seed to support precision drilling, optimising crop establishment, growth and final yield.

Sugar Beet Seed Storage

Proper Storage Techniques for Sugar Beet Seeds

Kverneland Technological Development Update

Kverneland drill manufacturer representatives Don Campbell and Rob Thornton were also in attendance, delivering an update on the latest technological developments, followed by a session on the importance of effective drill maintenance to promote crop establishment and growth.

Kverneland Drill Maintenance

Kverneland Representative, Rob Thornton, Presenting Drill Maintenance and Field Settings

We would like to thank the BBRO for organising the event and Holmewood Hall, Easton and Otley College and Horningham Thorpe for hosting the meetings. We look forward to supporting the BBRO with events in the future.