Test harvestings 2021

We will start the test harvestings in 2021 on August 2nd. In the regions Rheinland and Söllingen we will begin harvesting on August 16th. Until the middle/end of October we will harvest every two weeks in the regions. The results can be find here after the sugar beets analysis a few days later.
 
For more than 50 years Strube is carrying out sample harvests in sugar beet fields every two weeks from the end of July to the end of october in Germany. The results of our test harvestings can be found in the tables below, beginning in the first week of august.

News and current situation

August 6th 2021 | Plenty of leaves, average beet yields and below-average sugar contents: This is how the results of the first test harvestings from early August 2021 in southern Germany can be summarised. A closer look at the weather data in the regions reveals that temperatures in April and May were well below average. In July, too, there was a lack of heat compared to the 10-year average temperature. Especially in May, June and July, there was also a lot of rainfall and the sugar beets produced a lot of leaf matter. Many days of sunshine would be desirable in order to increase the sugar content.

September 3rd 2021 | The root yield forecast for sugar beets in Germany has been revised upwards to 78.2 tonnes per hectare, 5.7 % above the five-year average. ((MARS Bulletin - Vol. 29 No. 8, 23 August 2021)

September 17th 2021 | In the average of all testharvesting fields the root yield is above the 5 year mean, while the sugar contents remain slightly under the mean. 

Results of our test harvestings

region Rheinland (Northwest Germany) October 27th

11 fields

  • soil type luvisol (para brown earth)
  • ground points (valuation index of fields) 65 - 95
  • plant density 70.000 bis 110.000 plants per hectare
  • date of sowing 1st to 21st April 2021

  

Precipitation in mm 202120202019ø 2011 - 2020
01.10. - 31.03. 361449342322
01.04. - 10.10. 438218288367
11.10. - 25.10. 22143121
01.01. - 25.10. 682467523545

 

  SBY SCWSC SYWSY KNaAmNSML leaf weight
  t/ha %% t/hat/ha mmol/1000 g sugar beet% %
16.08.2021 58,7 15,013,2 8,807,75 37,55,28,01,18 -
30.08.2021 68,5 15,714,0 10,779,56 34,84,68,91,17 -
13.09.2021 73,0 16,815,0 12,2410,98 32,04,09,31,13 -
27.09.2021 84,5 17,816,2 15,0813,68 28,94,07,41,05 -
11.10.2021 89,8 18,516,8 16,5915,06 30,93,98,41,10 -
25.10.2021 95,7 19,017,2 18,1616,47 30,43,711,41,16 -
                
19.10.2020 101,1 18,316,4 18,4516,58 30,34,314,91,25 -
21.10.2019 82,8 18,016,0 14,8813,25 30,94,119,51,37 -
22.10.2018 77,4 19,417,3 15,0013,40 34,94,321,61,47 -
ø 2016-2020 93,7 18,616,6 17,4015,58 31,84,117,71,33 -
25.10.2021 rel. 102 102104 104106 96906587 

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Caption: SBY - sugar beet yield, SC - sugar content, WSC - white sugar content, SY - sugar yield, WSY - white sugar yield, K - potassium, Na - sodium, AmN - amino-N-content, SML - standard molasses loss, leaf weight - in percent based on the beet yield

region Söllingen (Helmstedt/Wolfenbüttel) October 27th

5 fields

  • soil type luvisol (para brown earth)
  • ground points (valuation index of fields) 75 - 95
  • plant density 95.000 to 115.000 plants per hectare
  • date of sowing 25th to 31st March 2021

  

Precipitation in mm 202120202019ø 2011-2020
01.10. - 31.03. 228293233274
01.04. - 10.10. 298192294325
11.10. - 25.10. 20291822
01.01. - 25.10. 439387446473
  SBY SCWSC SYWSY KNaAmNSML leaf weight
  t/ha %% t/hat/ha mmol/1000 g sugar beet% %
16.08.2021 48,0 16,614,5 7,976,97 44,09,714,61,48 122
30.08.2021 69,3 15,713,8 10,919,57 38,98,011,81,33 89
13.09.2021 77,5 16,915,0 13,1311,63 36,36,613,91,33 80
27.09.2021 85,2 17,515,6 14,9213,26 34,35,915,61,34 62
11.10.2021 91,8 18,116,0 16,5914,68 38,36,318,71,46 59
25.10.2021 94,5 18,917,0 17,8116,03 31,04,815,41,28 47
                
19.10.2020 97,3 18,616,7 18,1116,29 33,95,313,51,27 36
21.10.2019 97,6 19,417,6 18,9517,21 31,63,311,71,18 29
22.10.2018 75,1 21,419,4 16,1014,61 34,93,011,71,39 30
ø 2016-2020 89,5 19,417,6 17,3415,74 31,63,511,71,19 32
25.10.2021 rel. 105 9797 103102 98138128108 146

 

Caption: SBY - sugar beet yield, SC - sugar content, WSC - white sugar content, SY - sugar yield, WSY - white sugar yield, K - potassium, Na - sodium, AmN - amino-N-content, SML - standard molasses loss, leaf weight - in percent based on the beet yield

Region Zeitz (Middle and East of Thüringen) October 15th

3 Fields

  • Soil type Parabrown earth 
  • Ground points (valuation index for the soil) 63 - 85
  • Plant density 90.000 until 110.000 Plants/Hectar
  • Sowing date March 29th 2021
      
Precipitation in mm 202120202019ø 2011 - 2020
01.10. - 31.03. 224224189211
01.04. - 26.09. 432263231319
13.09. - 27.09. 14423420
01.01. - 27.09. 562422366431

 

  SBR SCWSC SYWSY KNaAmNSML Leaf weight
  t/ha %% t/hat/ha mmol/1000 g Rübe% % o.R.
02.08.2021 48,0 15,613,8 7,486,61 38,76,87,81,21 152
16.08.2021 59,0 16,915,2 9,998,98 37,05,14,81,10 109
30.08.2021 74,0 16,314,5 12,0610,75 38,05,17,21,17 82
13.09.2021 83,6 17,615,9 14,6813,29 34,42,15,91,06 72
27.09.2021 99,9 17,215,5 17,1815,52 30,23,47,81,07 65
11.10.2021 103,3 17,415,7 17,9716,19 31,13,410,01,13 46
                
05.10.2020 77,7 20,318,6 15,7314,41 32,62,38,21,10 31
07.10.2019 59,9 19,717,9 11,7810,73 33,82,59.91,15 32

Caption: SBY - sugar beet yield, SC - sugar content, WSC - white sugar content, SY - sugar yield, WSY - white sugar yield, K - potassium, Na - sodium, AmN - amino-N-content, SML - standard molasses loss, leaf weight - in percent based on the beet yield

Region Ochsenfurt (Franken, North of Bavaria) October 15th

3 Fields

  • soil type Parabrown earth/Brown earth
  • Ground points (valuation index for the soil) 75 - 95
  • plant density 75.000 bis 85.000 Pl./ha
  • sowing time March 25th until 31st 2021
     
Precipitation in mm 202120202019ø 2011 - 2020
01.10. - 31.03. 226286223249
01.04.-26.09. 465226269347
27.09.-11.10. 14296825
01.01.-11.10. 590406419475

 
 

  SBY SCWSC SYWSY KNaAmNSML Leaf weight
  t/ha %% t/hat/ha mmol/1000 g R.% % b.o.R.
02.08.2021 46,9 15,313,6 7,176,36 33,97,26,01,12 148
16.08.2021 59,1 16,214,4 9,578,54 33,26,38,21,15 108
30.08.2021 79,9 16,214,5 12,9711,60 34,53,87,31,11 108
13.09.2021 87,7 17,315,6 15,2013,69 34,13,18,21,12 83
27.09.2021 102,6 17,816,1 18,2916,53 33,83,87,71,12 71
11.10.2021 104,9 18,516,9 19,4417,68 30,73,97,71,08 59
                
05.10.2020 96,7 17,815,9 17,2115,36 31,46,715,91,32 24
07.10.2019 85,0 19,917,9 16,9215,21 31,63,721,51,42 20
08.10.2018 124,7 18,216,2 22,6320,21 37,42,716,11,35 41
ø 2016 - 2020 95,6 18,816,9 17,9816,18 32,14,415,01,28 29
11.10.2021 rel. 110 98100 108109 95885184 206

Caption: SBY - sugar beet yield, SC - sugar content, WSC - white sugar content, SY - sugar yield, WSY - white sugar yield, K - potassium, Na - sodium, AmN - amino-N-content, SML - standard molasses loss, leaf weight - in percent based on the beet yield

Region Straubing/Plattling (South of Bavaria) September 17th

3 Felder

  • Soil type Parabrown earth 
  • Ground points (valuation index for the soil) 60 - 80
  • Plant density 90.000 - 105.000 Pl./ha
     
Precipitation in mm 202120202019ø 2011 - 2020
01.10. - 31.03. 259276333285
01.04.-29.08. 438287269323
30.08.-13.09. 7281227
01.01.-13.09. 577459428482

  

  SBY SCWSC SYWSY K Na  AmN SML Leafweight
  t/ha %% t/hat/ha mmol/1000 g R.% % o.R.
02.08.2021 54,8 13,811,9 7,546,51 45,45,97,71,28 116
16.08.2021 68,2 15,213,4 10,369,12 40,64,68,21,22 103
30.08.2021 78,9 15,914,2 12,5611,19 36,53,67,51,14 80
13.09.2021 84,1 16,614,8 13,9612,48 37,73,87,41,16 70
27.09.2021               
11.10.2021               
                
07.09.2020 91,6 16,815,2 15,3513,90 25,41,77,71,00 70
09.09.2019 94,7 17,315,5 16,3414,64 40,51,88,91,20 51
10.09.2018 91,4 17,816,1 16,2914,74 29,61,510,31,10 41
ø 2016-2020 91,8 17,215,5 15,7814,23 31,51,98,51,09 60
13.09.2021 rel. 92 9796 8888 12020387106 118

Caption: SBY - sugar beet yield, SC - sugar content, WSC - white sugar content, SY - sugar yield, WSY - white sugar yield, K - potassium, Na - sodium, AmN - amino-N-content, SML - standard molasses loss, leaf weight - in percent based on the beet yield

Within the scope of the test harvestings, the beets are harvested and headed by hand. The beet yields can therefore be up to 10 percent higher than the practical results.