Farmers fear for beet harvest as crops fails
16 May 2013 Last updated at 17:40 BST
Farmers have warned that the sugar beet harvest this year could be badly hit because 50% of some crops have failed.
Most of the sugar beet in this country is grown in the eastern region, home to three of the four processing plants
The industry employs more than 10,000 workers and now researchers are trying to find out what has gone wrong.