HC Deb 27 February 1912 vol 34 cc1333-4W

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture if he can state the average sugar contents, also the coefficients of purity, of the juice of the sugar beets grown last year by the six agricultural colleges in accordance with the Memorandum issued by the Board?


The Board have obtained from the Government Laboratory analyses of the juice of the sugar beets grown at seven institutions. The names of the institutions and the sugar content of the crops grown thereat are as follows, namely:—

Per cent.
South-Eastern Agricultural College, Wye 17.3
Midland Agricultural and Dairy College 16.5
Harper Adams Agricultural College 17.7
Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester 19.8
Seale Hayne College 15.8
Agricultural Institute, Ridgmont 18.3
Essex County Technical Laboratories (Woodham Ferris) 16.0

The co-efficients of purity were not ascertained. A full report of these experiments in the cultivation of sugar beet is in the Press, and will be issued shortly.