from Sugar Beet / Tropical Beet
(Beta vulgaris Var. Saccharifera L.) is a biennial
sugar producing tuber crop, grown in temperate countries. Now
tropical sugarbeet varieties are gaining momentum in tropical and
sub tropical countries.
bi-products of sugarbeet viz., beet top can be used as green
fodder, while beet pulp and filter cake from industry can be used as
Tropical Sugar Beet (Beta
> Short-term crop : 5 – 6 months to harvest
Potential to grow well in tropical / sub-tropical conditions
Good for crop rotation especially in rabi
High sugar content
Potential to develop superior varieties through agri biotech
Potential to be a source even for sugar.
cycle of crop production,
high tolerance of wide range of climatic variation,
low water and fertilizer requirement (compared to sugar cane,
sugar beet requires 35-40 % water and fertilizers).
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