Sugar Beet Blog

Strube UK’s Sugar Beet Blog is where you’ll find the latest sugar beet posts from Strube and a selection of sugar beet expert contributors. On the blog you can read about the sugar beet crop and farmers’ challenges and successes as the season progresses.

If you have any comments on any of our sugar beet blog posts, or if you’d like to submit a blog post of your own, then do please contact Richard.

19/05/18 - Posted by Richard Powell

2018: The Sugar Beet Story So Far…

Strube’s UK Managing Director, Richard Powell, looks back at the sugar beet story of 2017 and looks forward to another ‘interesting’ campaign in 2019. Read more

21/04/18 - Posted by Richard Powell

What Does The 2018 Sugar Beet Crop Hold?

What does the 2018 beet harvest hold for the UK’s growers? Will we see another record-breaking year? Consultant Robin LImb looks at what the harvest holds. Read more

18/07/17 - Posted by Richard Powell

The prospects for UK sugar beet remain bright…against all odds

As we enter a new, and uncertain era for the UK beet sugar industry, Robin Limb takes a look at the challenges and opportunities and argues that against the odds the prospects for UK sugar beet remain bright. Read more

21/07/16 - Posted by Richard Powell

Sugar beet seed prices: latest analysis

When it comes to choosing sugar beet seed in times where all input costs have to be carefully scrutinised, there is definitely some room for cost-effective decision making and savings on input costs. Take a look at our latest analysis on sugar beet seed pricing. Read more

21/07/16 - Posted by Richard Powell

Sugar Beet Seed: The Story

Robin Limb argues that Sugar Beet Seed Breeding is a massively under-rated industry and goes a long way in explaining the price of Sugar Beet Seed. Something to think about as your latest contracts land. Read more

20/07/16 - Posted by Richard Powell

Sugar Beet Growers: Brexit impact

What does the impact of the EU Referendum have on UK sugar beet growers? Robin Limb takes a view on life outside the EU, what prices and the global marketplace may look like and proposes that the UK Sugar Beet Industry is well placed to rise to the challenge. Read more

13/06/16 - Posted by Richard Powell

Sugar Beet: Sweet dreams made of this?…

Robin Limb, leading Sugar Beet expert takes a look at the world sugar market – global production, trade agreements, the cure for low prices and the winners and losers – and asks are sweet dreams made of this?… Read more

03/05/16 - Posted by Richard Powell

Sugar Beet: In, Out, Undecided?

Robin Limb, leading Sugar Beet commentator, suggests that its make your mind up time for Sugar Beet Growers. Coinciding with the UK electorate decision on EU membership, Robin takes a look at the decision facing sugar beet growers and asks are you In, Out or as of yet Undecided?… Read more

02/05/16 - Posted by Richard Powell

Strube UK’s Sugar Beet experts: Meet the team

The Strube UK’s Sugar Beet team, headed up by Richard Powell brings together a wealth of experience and knowledge which makes us your natural sugar beet partners. Find out a bit more about us… Read more

28/04/16 - Posted by Richard Powell

Sugar Tax: Soft drinks a soft target?

Following on from his insightful piece – The War on Sugar – Robin Limb, leading Sugar Beet consultant takes a closer look at the UK government’s plans to impose a tax on sugar-containing soft drinks and asks if it’s right, and what’s the impact on sugar beet growers? Read more