The crop was irrigated with a linear travelling irrigator.
The trial was measured on 4 May 2018. There were significant differences between some cultivars (Fig. 1). The mean yield was 27.2 t DM/ha, with a leaf to bulb ratio of 14:86. Dry matter of bulbs was slightly higher than long-term means (1.9% points higher).
Figure 1. Results from the 2018 Rolleston beet trial.