At Syngenta, we're committed to helping growers achieve successful and sustainable sugar beet yields. That's why we offer a range of innovative solutions to help you manage your crop effectively. Whether it's protecting against heat stress, aphid damage, or fungal disease, we have the products and expertise to help you!
The Season so far
- Wet March and April has delayed drilling and establishment
- Potential for yield impact on late drilled crops
- Early aphid migration into backward crop could increase virus infection
- Assess crops at higher risk of virus infection
- Reduce crop stress to ensure continuous crop growth
- Optimise disease control to retain green leaf area and yield building throughout the season
Product Application Timeline
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Virus yellows and aphid control
Viruses have the potential to reduce crop yields by up to 40% with early infection having the biggest impact. Rothamsted Insect Survey has predicted Peach potato aphid migration could start from mid-April for the eastern counties, putting newly emerged crops at high risk early on.
- Crops treated with CRUISER® SB under Emergency Authorisation, will have protection for up to 8 weeks and so should not require further aphicide if beyond the 12 leaf stage. If treatment is needed the first aphicide should be from another mode of action (MOA) such as Afinto®
- Crops not treated with CRUISER SB could be at risk very soon. Apply Afinto when wingless aphids are found. Afinto will give control of resistant Peach potato aphid
Peach Potato Aphid Control
Average of 6 trials in 2022 (DE,FR,UK)
QUANTIS™ – reduce crop stress, maintain growth and build optimum yield
Independent research has shown QUANTIS can counter the effects of crop stress that can
reduce yield and sugar content. Heat stress can stop crops growing, reducing yield
and potential. Using QUANTIS before high temperatures are forecast will minimise the
effect of stress and get your crop growing again. For optimum timing use the QUANTIS heat
Priming sugar beet with QUANTIS before stress event improves final yield
Average of 6 trials
When to use QUANTIS?
New research for 2022 revealed highest returns of yield and sugar content with an
application of QUANTIS before the first heat stress event. Maintain applications as
repeated stress events occur.
Applications in sugar beet from the time of crop cover (GS31), when the tap root begins
to expand, have been shown to be effective at reducing the effects of stress and
enabling sugars to be better transported to roots.
Apply QUANTIS at the rate of 2.0 l/ha prior to a stress event.
Register for the Syngenta Heat Stress Event Forecast to receive up to 14 days advance warning of local heat stress events and crop risks.
To reduce effects of abiotic stress
in sugar beet
Crops treated: Sugar beet
Rate of use: 2.0 l/ha
Number of applications:
Up to 3 applications, when stress periods occur
- Ahead of first heat stress event
- Use the Syngenta Heat Stress Event forecast to time applications
- Repeat application before further heat stress events
with fungicides if applicable
- Vegetable crops
- Visit www.syngenta.co.uk/quantis
Syngenta Heat Stress App: Coming Soon
PRIORI® Gold – first choice for sugar beet disease control
With late drilled crops in 2023, don’t let green leaf area loss and disease reduce your crops yield potential. Use PRIORI Gold at first signs of disease to maintain a healthy canopy and bulking for as long as possible.
Disease control + green leaf retention
Combination of strobilurin + triazole actives in one, for better disease control + built-in resistance management.
PRIORI Gold is effective on all UK diseases - rust, powdery mildew, Cercospora and
Damp conditions and temperatures between 15–22°C. Varietal susceptibility
Up to 10–14% yield reduction
July to early autumn
Mild winters, dry and warm conditions. Varietal susceptibility
Early infections can reduce yields by up to 20%
Mid July to October
Warm wet weather, with temperatures above 25°C. No resistant varieties
Increasing problem in the UK. Losses can exceed 50%
Mid to late autumn
Cooler temperatures (17–20°C) and wet conditions
Usually very low
|PRIORI GOLD STAR RATING|
Autumn growth can account for up to 40% of yield potential, so foliar disease
control is critical to maximise grower return.
Source: British Sugar
Outstanding performer in 2022 over 75% control of rust – the best available
Trial: Coningsby, Lincolnshire 2022.
For control of foliar diseases in sugar beet
MAPP No: 19226
Active ingredients: 125 g/l azoxystrobin + 125 g/l difenoconazole
Crops:Sugar beet, fodder beet
Rate of use: 1.0 l/ha
Number of applications:
2 applications, minimum of 21-day interval
Latest application timing:
No less than 35 days prior to harvest
Optimise PRIORI Gold
- Apply preventatively before disease symptoms appear
- Assess disease risk conditions to time applications
- Treat disease susceptible varieties first
- Use as part of a season-long fungicide programme
- Download the Syngenta Spray Assist App for optimum application www.syngenta.co.uk/spray-assist
Unleash the crop’s green leaf potential to drive yield
Trial: Coningsby, Lincolnshire 2022.Pictured eight weeks after treatment
PRIORI Gold provides:
- Protection against all key sugar beet diseases
- Built-in resistance management
- Increased yield and sugar content
- Early-season disease control
- Performance proven year-on-year
Fungicide application in sugar beet. Inset: Twin angled nozzles
- For early applications (up to 8-12 true leaves), use angled nozzles with a medium to coarse droplet pattern, applying 100 l/ha water volume.
- With later applications targeting the green leaf canopy, use a coarse droplet nozzle and apply at 200 l/ha water volume to improve foliage penetration and coverage of lower leaves and crown.
- The use of 90% drift reduction 3D ninety nozzles has been shown to reduce risk of drift and, for sugar beet foliar applications, could deliver more spray to the lower leaves in the canopy. Fit nozzles facing forwards and backwards along the sprayer boom to alternate the angled spray pattern.
- The angled body of the Syngenta 3D ninety nozzle optimises targeting throughout the canopy, with the very coarse droplet spectrum giving more effective penetration to the crown.
- Drift reduction nozzles improve the stability of the spray pattern to deliver more consistent leaf coverage of the complete canopy, particularly in sub optimal conditions.
Last year growers saw major issues with Beet moth in some areas. The larva of
this pest burrows into the growing point of the plant, seriously reducing canopy and
root growth. First egg lay has been observed in late May/early June, with further generations 30 to 40 days thereafter in dry and warm weather. It’s thought that heavy irrigation or rainfall will reduce activity.
Use scouting and pheromone traps to help time the control of this difficult pest.