Sugar Beet


High sugar yields are dependent upon the crop’s ability to harness sunlight and turn it into energy within the plant.

Maxicrop, by enhancing early rooting, seedling development and leaf growth, provides better potential sunlight interception.

Furthermore, by maintaining plant health during spring and summer, the crop carries on producing sugars, ensuring high yields.

Early Growth

Early use of Maxicrop, applied to the root zone, encourages the microbial population to help stimulate the release of more nutrients to the plant and prevent antagonistic fungi from attacking the seedling.

The combined effect of this is to improve root growth, and – in harmony with the beet seed treatment – help the seedling combat early disease, thereby improving emergence counts and providing strong establishment.

Prime and Activate

Two Maxicrop treatments, applied fairly close together in the early life of the plant, will produce a beneficial cost-effective response.

It is important that the first application is made to the rooting environment as early as possible in the plant’s life. This ‘primes’ the soil medium.

A second, normally within six weeks of the first, builds on this and properly ‘activates’ the system, usually leading to a visible improvement in plant growth.

Trials show that the ‘primer’ application must hit the soil. The second spray acts both through the soil and the leaf and ensures good plant root and leaf growth.

Maintaining Healthy Growth

In order to capitalise upon this early growth effect, Maxicrop should then be regularly used throughout the life of the beet crop.

Used every two to four weeks – more frequently during periods of particularly rapid growth – Maxicrop continues to ensure high levels of plant chlorophyll in the leaf, thereby improving plant photosynthetic capacity.

At the same time, Maxicrop raises the plant’s natural defence mechanisms to a higher level, better equipping the crop to resist diseases. The plant is better able to grow through adverse environmental conditions and the effects of pesticide check, diverting more of its energies into growth, with reduced stress.

By boosting early rooting, Maxicrop treated crops are better able to extract limited moisture reserves and are more tolerant of summer drought.

Maxicrop Treated Beet Crops …

  • are better rooted
  • have reduced levels of soil-borne disease
  • have improved nutrient and moisture uptake
  • make better use of sunlight
  • are healthier and less disease prone
  • suffer less from stress
  • are faster growing and more productive

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