British Sugar is delighted to launch 'Beet the Best' for 2012. This year's competition will incorporate a celebration of 100 years of the UK beet sugar industry.
The competition has been designed to allow grower groups and individual sugar beet growers, as well as agronomists/consultants, to complete the online questionnaire with the winning entries taking part in a fantastic international study tour.
The competition is split into two rounds during November and December 2012 with winners confirmed in early 2013.
To join the competition, please register your team and members (2 to 4 members) or yourself as an individual by clicking the 'register your team' link.
The first round of the competition will focus on the history of the UK beet sugar industry, the second round will focus on technical aspects of sugar beet crop management. Both rounds feature a number of multiple-choice questions as well as an open question in round two as a 'tie-breaker'.
There is a wealth of supporting information contained in the 'Reference Info' area that may help you with your answers.
We will contact registered competitors by email with further information throughout the competition.
BASIS and NRoSO points have been applied for.
The winners will be selected by a team of experts from British Sugar, NFU Sugar, BBRO and Newcastle University. Winning entries will receive a fantastic prize of an international study tour. Last year's winners enjoyed a trip to Spain to look at beet growing in both the north and south of the country.
Good luck with your entry!!