A demonstration trial with four different strategies has been established with a standard strategy and 3 alternative strategies. The standard strategy includes three herbicide broad-sprayed applications with metamitron + ethofumesat + phenmedipham. The three alternative strategies all includes herbicides applied as band spraying combined with weed harrowing between rows. One alternative strategy is sowed and sprayed concurrently with the standard. Another was sowed later after establishment of a false seed bed. The last alternative strategy includes ALS-tolerant sugar beets (SMART JANINKA KWS) and the second herbicide application is replaced with the appropriate herbicide for this system, Conviso One.
Sowing of sugar beets
Sugar beets before inter-row cultivation
Inter-row cultivation sugar beet
Close-up of sugar beets after inter-row cultivation