Nolan on sugarbeet

"We used to grow about 100ac of sugarbeet, but I don't think anyone realised what a loss the crop was until after it was gone. But I would never go back to growing beet.

"I've been to some of the meetings (organised by BEET Ireland to restart the sugar industry here) but I've also visited beet growers in Britain and saw just how much growing techniques have moved on.

"The level of investment that would be required in new machinery would just be too much."

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