Welcome to BBRO in the Innovation Hub.
Find out about: Applied research for improved sugar beet production | Enhancing early crop establishment with seed technology & soil health | Aphid monitoring surveys to tackle pests early on
BBRO is the proud sponsor of the Innovation Hub at the Royal Norfolk Show
BBRO Supporting Sugar Beet Farmers
You will find Dr Simon Bowen, Dr Alistair Wright and Stephen Aldis on our stand discussing the research which has been happening. They would love the opportunity to discuss some of their work including innovative ways to manage trials and the use of new technology to enhance early establishment of sugar beet.
In this 25 min podcast, hear from Crop4Sight CEO Paul Coleman, Simon Bowen Head of Knowledge Exchange at BBRO, and Jonathan Jones, Sebastian Fairhead, and Agnieszka Witek who are all researchers at The Sainsbury Laboratory, on their work in potatoes and sugar beet.
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More information and news about BBRO
The objective of the BBRO is to commission and implement research and knowledge exchange activities designed to increase the competitiveness and profitability of the UK beet sugar industry in a sustainable and environmentally acceptable manner. This is overseen by the Executive Board who are responsible for setting the levy.
The BBRO is a non-profit making company set up jointly by British Sugar plc (BS) and the National Farmers’ Union (NFU).
The Stakeholder Board of BBRO is largely made up of representatives of the sugar beet industry with additional supporting expertise and provides an independent panel of experts to give both oversight of BBRO’s funded research and provide guidance on the selection of research priorities. The Stakeholder Board has access to a Technical Group, made up of independent external scientific specialists, and provides robust consultation on the quality of the science BBRO supports. BBRO is led by Dr Vicky Foster and the senior staff of BBRO oversee and monitor all internal and external projects.