Beet is the preferred option for ‘feeding’ anaerobic digesters, adapting well to many soil and climate types. It has the highest yield potential amongst all other arable crops and also has the highest dry matter. Due to its higher levels of sugar it has a shorter retention time in the digester than other crops which have a higher lignin and cellulose content. However storage is more difficult than for other crops.
When selecting a variety, yield is of primary importance but cleanliness of the roots should also be considered. Varieties with a smooth root and low dirt tare should be chosen and for this reason Enermax is the perfect choice.
Close cropping of energy beet should be avoided or a build up of rhizomania or beet cyst nematode can occur - the crop should not be grown more often than one in three years on the same ground.
Organic Mixtures available.
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