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dc.contributor.authorJaggard, K. W.
dc.contributor.authorKoch, H-J
dc.contributor.authorSanz, J. M. Arroyo
dc.contributor.authorCattanach, A.
dc.contributor.authorDuval, R.
dc.contributor.authorEigner, H.
dc.contributor.authorLegrand, G.
dc.contributor.authorOlsson, R.
dc.contributor.authorQi, Aiming
dc.contributor.authorThomsen, J. N.
dc.contributor.authorVan Swaaij, N.
dc.contributor.authorMinerva, N.
dc.identifier.citationJaggard , K W , Koch , H-J , Sanz , J M A , Cattanach , A , Duval , R , Eigner , H , Legrand , G , Olsson , R , Qi , A , Thomsen , J N , Van Swaaij , N & Minerva , N 2012 , ' The yield gap in some sugar beet producing countries ' , International Sugar Journal , vol. 114 , no. 1363 , pp. 496-499 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 1995783
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 3b27ad7a-75db-4a17-b5a1-f7dc8da23e6a
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000306774600037
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84865692716
dc.description.abstractThe efficiency of an arable crop production system can be expressed as the yield gap, the difference between the potential yield and the actual yield. The larger the gap, the less efficient the system. One way to assess the yield gap for sugar beet production is to compare the delivered yield with the yield produced without any farmer-imposed constraint, where the yield of the crop is limited only by the availability of heat, sunlight and water. Official trials designed to produce lists of recommended varieties usually suffer few, if any, constraints. The Plant and Soil Group have collected national yield and recommended variety performance data for a range of beet producing countries over the last decade. These data show that yields are increasing in all countries, some more rapidly than others. They also show that the yield gap is stable in most countries while it is getting wider in others. It is only in the USA that the agronomy seems to be getting more efficient. These results will be discussed in relation to the protocols used for the variety trials and in relation to national yield statistics.en
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Sugar Journal
dc.subjectsugar beet
dc.subjectcrop management
dc.titleThe yield gap in some sugar beet producing countriesen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Human and Environmental Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionAgriculture, Veterinary and Food Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionGeography, Environment and Agriculture
dc.contributor.institutionCrop and Environmental Protection
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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