Pests and Diseases

Tillage, fertilization and careful cultivation impact positively on economic success only when beets are healthy. Set out below you will find information on the most important diseases to affect beet cultivation and tips on how to deal with them.


Rhizomania is a virus disease which may cause heavy losses in yield and quality.

Beet Cyst Nematodes

Beet Cyst Nematode (BCN) has been recognised throughout Europe for approximately 140 years.† The pest has been present in the UK since the 1920s.

Image gallery of Pests

Here you will find different†pests of sugar beets.

Foliar Diseases

Guide to sugar beet foliar diseases.