Australian Sugar Beeters

Australian Sugar Beeters

As far as I know, I’m the only Australian working with sugar beets in Europe. I’d be surprised if this actually was that case, but, for now, it’s a good story.

What I do know is that I’m not the only Australian working with sugar beets globally. For one, there is at least one Australian working with sugar beets in Australia. Tassie, to be more precise. Robert Arvier, in Tassie, to be even more precise. I don’t know that much about it, but can say that 2019 is going to be a year of variety trials, using KWS genetics.

There is a little article about it in the Weekly Times.

Good luck team! Let me know when you’re ready to talk harvest, storage, and remote imaging.

There is also a history of sugar beets in Australia that I don’t think too many will know about. In Maffra, Victoria, there is actually a sugar beet museum. The region had production between 1896 and 1948. The museum is open about once a month, is in a building with the words “Beet Sugar” on it, and is now very high on my to-do list.

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