When choosing sugar beet varieties, the most important parameter is yield capacity. Comparing varieties there is a large variation in terms of yield and revenue. This year 81 varieties were tested in six yield trials for the recommended list of Danmark. The variety Cascara KWS is the market variety with the best economy at +951 DKK per hectare compared to the average of all marketed varieties. It was followed by the marketed varieties: Fenja KWS, Falster, Nasser, Daphna, Selma KWS and Skelby. The difference between varieties in the trials this year is from +951 to -2.650 DKK per hectare.
This year in total eight ALS-tolerant candidates from two seed companies were tested. The yield level was significantly lower compared to the market segment without this trait.