Beetroot Farming

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If you want to start beetroot farming, you should consider these tips. There are many things that you should learn and since commercial farming can be a bit expensive, make sure that you use these tips especially when picking the ideal location for the beetroots.

With knowledge, you can get high yields.

Beetroot Farming Basics

Weeds can destroy other plants but in the case of the Chenopodiaceae family, they are beneficial to agriculture. You can find many beetroot farms in Queensland but there are also areas where beetroot is grown for personal use. The best beetroots in the market have reached their maturity in a short span of time. Beetroot is ideal to grow in cool regions like the southern states. Their tolerance for frosts is moderate, so you need to pay close attention to the climate. In order to grow beetroot for commercial farming, you should have adequate knowledge about planting or growing them.

Start by doing some basic research on beetroot. Spend time in learning the basics and after that, you can now find the perfect location for beetroot farming. Beetroot can be grown in almost any type of soil but they grow best in well drained, loose, and deep loamy soil. If you plant beetroot on crust soils are heavy clay soils, problems can occur with the plant’s establishment and the roots can also be misshapen. The ideal soil pH is 5.8 to 7.0 but it can still tolerate acidic soils (around 7.6). Try to avoid acidic soil because it can lead to nutrient deficiency. If you are planting in heavier soils, try ripping or you can also plough the soil.

Commercially Growing Beetroot

Beetroot can be planted any time of the year. However, if you plant beetroot during the summer, it can reduce the quality of the roots. The ideal temperature for seed germination is 4.5 to 30˚C. Take note of the seeding rate and it should be 3 to 5 kg/ha but this should be based on the needed crop density. Sow the seeds at 1.2 to 2.5 cm deep and each plant should be 60 to 70 cm apart. It’s up to you to plant them in single rows or double rows. For commercial beetroot farming, you can also grow then in multiple rows. Center spacing should be at 1.5 to 1.8 meters.

Every bed can consist of 3 to 5 rows that are 30 cm apart. Feed the plants properly with fertilizer to get the needed nutrition. You can drill down the fertilizer on the sides of the plant or you can also cultivate them. Learn the ways to control weeds, insects, and diseases. You may need to consider buying harvesting machines so that the task can be finished in no time. The harvested beetroots will be processed. You can expect about 35 tons/ha in terms of yields.

58 Comments

  • 1. turinawe norbert said on 8/14/2010 11:34:08 AM
    are beetroots good for pig feeding cause they seem to be that nutritious for in door feeding
  • 2. sudhin kr. mitra said on 2/18/2011 5:31:50 AM
    my agriculture land near burdwan district , west bengal in india, i am interested to growing beetroot, garlic, basil, and vegetable crop in different climatic condition. kindly help me in this regard.
  • 3. Thapelo said on 3/23/2011 4:46:21 AM
    Thohoyandou, Venda. South Africa i have got 10 years experience in growing different vegetables and selling them back to my community. The problem is that i need to find more people whom i will supply and vegetable are very fresh.Can u help me with marketing.
  • 4. philip man said on 5/20/2011 7:21:48 AM
    DEAR SIR .I AM INTERESTING FARMING BEETROOT IN UK OR IN CHINA AND PROCESS IN TO JUICE OR READY COOKED IN 250gm PACK. LOOKING SOMEONE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCE IN FARMING AND PROCESSING. MARKETING. REGARDS. P MAN
  • 5. karimi said on 12/28/2011 1:27:08 AM
    hi am much interested on how to grow beetroot.am from kiambu ,kikuyu kenya .please let me know which store in Nairobi I can get the seeds
  • 6. George said on 1/16/2012 12:26:57 AM
    I am in Central Uganda- Africa. This is in tropical area. I would like to grow beetroot on commercial basis. Please advise me how to go about it. Thanks for your support.
  • 7. hasmukh chaudhari said on 4/17/2012 7:41:09 AM
    hello i want to start farming the beetroot so please give detail. Hasmukh chaudhari. Ahmedabad, gujarat
  • 8. joseph kinyua said on 5/28/2012 7:59:44 AM
    much interested in beetroot farming. am in the slopes of mount kenya meru
  • 9. laxmikant said on 7/18/2012 2:51:01 AM
    which is the beetroot variety that has maximum nitrate content . am from mumbai, India. what are the best varieties grown for nitrite content.
  • 10. NICOLAS LANGAT said on 7/20/2012 2:11:10 AM
    am a young farmer in bomet county kenya. i am interested in beetroot farming but cannot find seeds. where can i buy them in nairobi?
  • 11. subramanya said on 8/14/2012 3:22:28 AM
    Iam subramanya interested in beetroot farming in hassan district karnataka kindly help us & provide the details
  • 12. COLLINS said on 9/11/2012 7:29:07 AM
    i am collins a small horticulturalist operating from fortportal, uganda. advise me on how to produce beetroot and which variety is the best for tropical regions with deep loam soils. advise also on fertilizing the plants. thanks
  • 13. Baldev Singh said on 10/16/2012 3:00:43 AM
    I Want to know about beet root farming state punjab contery india city batala
  • 14. musa said on 10/31/2012 6:33:19 AM
    am in nyeri kenya right now am growing beet roots where can i get market
  • 15. Tshepo said on 11/3/2012 4:26:40 AM
    Am in Botswana and would like to know the growing period (months)how for beetroot from planting (either from seed or transplant) to harvest
  • 16. CATHERINE NYAMBURA said on 11/22/2012 1:03:20 AM
    Am kenyan from the central province, interested in commercial beetroot production. Kindly requesting for all the agronomical practices as per beetroot farming is concerned. how long does it take in the nursery? how much can a piece sell, better still the gross margin analysis for beetroot? Whats the production from an acre? thanks in advance.
  • 17. samSon kiptoo said on 2/23/2013 3:27:02 PM
    From elgeyo marakwet kenya .I got the beetroot I need the market have them in plenty
  • 18. kwena calvin kganyago said on 3/5/2013 4:51:42 PM
    I am interested in growing beetroot ,i am renting a plot of about 8 hectares in polokwane limpopo ,the farm is situated about 5km out of polokwane. my problem is that it next to smeltor, is a smoke from smeltor affecting plantation?
  • 19. richard anane said on 4/19/2013 1:37:55 PM
    my business is located in agona nyakrom in the central region of ghana. i import beetroot seeds and plant them. it very lucrative and very demanding in this country. i will be happy to team with my fellow interested farmers for effective marketing.
  • 20. Larry Mulindwa said on 5/6/2013 12:13:26 PM
    I am from Central Uganda and very much interested in growing high end vegetables like beetroot, Radish and garlic. Please advise me how to go about it and maybe also tell me more veggies to plant. I have three acres of fertile land.
  • 21. Jackson Maina said on 6/3/2013 2:08:42 AM
    I'm a kenyan living in Muranga area near a mountain known as aberdares. I want to venture on beetroot farming in a commercial way and probably involve other people in that farming. My worry is the market. Assist in locating and identifying buyers so as not to be disappointed
  • 22. elizabeth zanlerigu said on 6/27/2013 11:41:25 AM
    I am very happy to read about beetroot and its potentials that lows high blood pressure and some illnesses. But the most fanny thing is that, this particular root is not popular in Ghana. The northern part of Ghana do not even now it neither to even hear about such a wonderful plant that can treat us from our blood pressures. Please can you help to let this kind of roots rich here in the northern part of Ghana?
  • 23. Yagaa Nacho said on 7/4/2013 10:17:03 AM
    Am in Nakuru County Kenya. i want to start farming of growing beetroot, please concern individual help me on how to secure seedlings? how much it will cost for an acre and what are the requirements? experienced farmers from Kenya please may be also of assistance, reach me @ Ysegaa@.gmail.com Your Support and Assistance will be Appreciated.
  • 24. gene tarrayo said on 7/4/2013 12:52:21 PM
    i am quite interested in beet root production is there any way that i can produce the plant in the philippines which is a tropical country. If not possible any supplier that could market this vegetable in the phillipines.
  • 25. ERUKU MOSES said on 7/17/2013 8:14:43 AM
    I leave in kampala areas uganda and i am interested in growing beetroot on large scale . kindly give the whole procedures from planting to harvesting.
  • 26. Rebecca Muasa said on 8/15/2013 6:25:33 AM
    I live in hilly areas of Machakos, Kenya and I am interested in beet root farming. where can i find seeds in Machakos? Kindly provide to me the procedure for beet root production from planting to harvesting.
  • 27. jeremiah andewa said on 12/21/2013 2:29:38 PM
    interested in farming the beetroot this febuary is there market for the product
  • 28. Njeri Muchugu said on 2/7/2014 8:26:43 AM
    Kindly advise if beetroot can be planted in greenhouses. If its an outside variety is cool weather okay. Near Ndakaini Dam. In kenya
  • 29. Kealeboga Seeletso said on 2/17/2014 8:07:08 AM
    I have the equipment and water to plant up to three hectors of beetroot at a time but my problem comes when I have to harvest, clean and pack it. What is the best way of doing this without investing in expensive harvesting machines and without employing hundreds of casual laborers?
  • 30. kassaye adane said on 3/25/2014 2:45:15 PM
    please send the research work on effect of intra row spacing on beetroot
  • 31. Rev patrick muigai said on 5/22/2014 9:24:49 AM
    Kindly advise if beetroot can be planted in greenhouses. If its an outside variety is cool weather okay and the market. Am in Kiwanja kahawa west Nairobi county In kenya
  • 32. farouk said on 6/9/2014 2:53:15 PM
    thanks for that advice am in Kampala Uganda and ready to start on 4 acres of land will I get the market?
  • 33. brian said on 10/26/2014 6:42:14 AM
    I have a garden but I want some people to help me to plant and were can I find small beetroots to plant
  • 34. James said on 11/18/2014 9:07:58 AM
    Thanks for your advice. PLEASE ADVICE THE PROCEDURE FOR GROWING BEETROOT. I AM FROM CENTRAL KENYA. Thank you
  • 35. donald said on 12/4/2014 6:22:52 AM
    Editor, so many have asked questions but none has been answered. Since you labored to come up with such an article, please do the same and teach them how to buy seed, plant and harvest beetroot. Thanks
  • 36. josef moutana said on 1/16/2015 4:27:47 PM
    What a good piece of literature! Thnx alot
  • 37. gordon said on 1/26/2015 9:39:20 AM
    I am in central uganda kampala, its a bit very hot(30 CC), how can i grow beetroot for commercial purposes?
  • 38. MUTAGWANYA STEPHEN said on 2/9/2015 10:33:22 AM
    Am in Kampala Uganda and i would appreciate more information about caring for quails.
  • 39. muzoora herbert said on 2/22/2015 4:24:12 AM
    Am a beetroot grower from western uganda(fortportal). i have grown beetroots for about two years .not only is it profitable but its much easier caring for beetroot than it is for many vegetables. those interested in quality seeds and help can reach me by mail herbertmuzoora@yahoo.com or call 0755059702
  • 40. David Ben said on 5/19/2015 6:17:28 PM
    I just came across an article about beetroot, and I'm highly interested to know more on how to grow it, in my country nigeria. i will appreciate the co-operation of my brother from Ghana by name richard anane to please let work together on this.
  • 41. Watuwa Nathan m said on 6/7/2015 11:49:46 AM
    I am interested in farming beetroot but I am scared of market in Uganda. I want to start with at least one acre. Where exactly can I be able to sell them?
  • 42. Bernardine said on 7/20/2015 9:24:02 AM
    Am at western Kenya, Busia county, Busia - Malaba road and am interested in beetroot farming starting October, kindly Sir, provide me with all the basic knowledge. Thanks.
  • 43. JOHN O. AUDU said on 7/21/2015 11:44:22 AM
    I am very much interested in Beetroot farming but I don't know how to get the seed. I need more information and assistance. I am living in Nassarawa State, very close to Abuja the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. Thanks, for your anticipated co-operation. Yours sincerely, John O. Audu
  • 44. Kabenge Rhonie Richard said on 8/28/2015 3:42:33 AM
    what does it take to glow beetroot in 7 acres what i mean how many plants that goes into one acre . i am in uganda
  • 45. doifode ganesh said on 9/7/2015 6:24:58 AM
    hello i want to start farming of beetroot so please give mi details ..thanx..buldhana maharastra india
  • 46. John said on 1/11/2016 1:02:42 PM
    Hi,I wish to plant beetroot for personal use. Please how can I get the seed or seedling? I am in Ogun State Nigeria.
  • 47. Okechukwu Nnaji said on 4/16/2016 8:04:29 AM
    I am Okechukwu Nnaji from Abia state in Nigeria. I'm interested in the production of this root crop in commercial quantities for export. Please i want to know which states in Nigeria will this be possible. Thanks.
  • 48. irene nanjala said on 6/1/2016 2:29:50 PM
    my name is Irene from western kenya, I would like to grow beetroot as a cash crop, please give me the know how
  • 49. john said on 6/15/2016 9:19:42 AM
    I am looking for a farmer that is farming organic beetroot in limpopo province south africa, for a business venture. Please contact me via what's app on 0625870539
  • 50. Miss CorneCaf said on 6/25/2016 2:37:49 AM
    write your comment with city, state and country.Thanks for the advice on beetroot.We are much inlike of this root in Ghana at the Greater Accra Region so please how can we get hold of beetroot in Greater Accra Ghana?
  • 51. vinay said on 6/26/2016 1:23:21 PM
    Sir I am beetroot grower I want to export beetroot any one buyer? contact me I will supply in all 12 months in a year
  • 52. Shadrack I. said on 7/17/2016 3:07:01 AM
    I am shadrack from Delta State in Nigeria. I am interested in beetroot farming and don't have access to the seeds. Pls I need assistance on how and where to get the seed for planting. Thanks
  • 53. Shadrack said on 7/17/2016 3:18:09 AM
    I need to plant and grow beetroot in Delta state Nigeria. I need help on how to get the seed. Thanks. shad.riegbe@gmail.com
  • 54. gaa said on 7/19/2016 10:56:49 AM
    Hi am in nigeria, northern part of nigeria, i want to start growing the fruits for commercial purposes but I don't know how to get the seeds and what's the best weather to grow it? Thanks
  • 55. Oludare Ojo said on 7/29/2016 8:09:20 AM
    I am interested in beetroot farming and water melon in Sapele delta State Nigeria i need information on high yield seedlings and where to get them. thanks
  • 56. Ome said on 10/9/2016 4:21:20 PM
    Am Ome, from Delta state, interested in beet root farming .how do l get the seed for planting.
  • 57. Wilson L Laiser said on 1/14/2017 5:26:54 AM
    Hi I am so Interested in beetrot farming i have plant it some years a go in Arusha though it was for home use only, i want to do farming in year 2017 but not so sure of the buyers, so please connect me with Serious Buyers so that i will get agreement with them before i do production. Wilson L Laiser. Arusha Tanzania
  • 58. Vijay Wadaskar said on 1/23/2017 10:31:46 PM
    Sir I am beetroot grower I want to export beetroot powder any one buyer? contact me I will supply in all 12 months in a year
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