Beta vulgaris

Fodder beet

Smooth root with very high yield - For forage and biogas - Rhizomania tolerant.

9 % higher yield

Enermax has white root colour and is a variety based on the well-known fodder beet Magnum. The yield of drymatter in the root of Enermax is around 10 % higher compared to Magnum, but yield of top is slightly lower. Enermax is resistant against the disease Rhizomania.

Very smooth root

Enermax has a very smooth root. The consequence is a very low dirt tare and the soil on the root when lifted falls off easily. Enermax is placed relatively high in the ground.

More than 20 ton DM per ha - For forage and for biogas

In trials the yield of drymatter harvested has been well above 20 ton per ha. Furthermore 4-5 ton is obtained in the beet top. Enermax is, due to the combination of high yield and low dirt tare, ideal for forage as well as for biogas production.


Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced

Cleanness of root
Root in ground
Rust resistance
Grazing suitability
Lifting suitability
  • A large step forward in DM yield
  • Very low dirt tare
  • Clean and easy to handle
  • 19-20 % DM in root
  • Rhizomania tolerant

Udbytte, Landsforsøg 2013-14

  % tørstof i rod AE/ha, rod  Forholdstal, AE
ENERMAX 18,9 185,9 103
Magnum 19,2 181,1 100


  Grenethed1) Glathed2) g jord/kg rod-tørstof Højde over jord, mm
ENERMAX 7,5 2,5 205 80
Magnum 7,4 2,1 170 83
1) Kar. 1-9, 9 = få grene. 2) 1-4, 4 = mest glat, Landsforsøg