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Harvest of Sugar Beet Seed

After flowering, the pollinator is discarded.†

Only the hybrid seed produced on the male-sterile seed parent is harvested, once it has reached the stage of perfect physiological maturity and its full quality potential. The seed harvesting period in the European seed production region runs from mid-July until the beginning of August. Immediately after harvesting, the seed quality is tested for the first time. Directly after threshing, the humidity content is determined, and where necessary, the seed is carefully dried down to a humidity of below 10 %.


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