Russia first beet test shows weight falls

Russia first sugar beet test since the beginning of the year shows weight losses.

It is reported by Reuters.

Russia's sugar beet test, the first since the start of the year, showed an average root weight at 81 grammes compared with 92 grammes in July last year, the Russian Sugar Producers' Union industry lobby said on Wednesday.

The number of beet per hectare was at 96,000, unchanged from a year ago, it added. The sugar content has not been tested so far.