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Annual Sugar Beet Research Reporting Sessions Scheduled for Fargo Jan. 13

Top sugar beet researchers from North Dakota State University, the University of Minnesota, Montana State University and Texas A&M AgriLife will give updates on research at the Sugar Beet Research Reporting sessions scheduled for Jan. 13 in Fargo.

Also scheduled are U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service researchers from Fargo; Fort Collins, Colo.; Sidney, Mont.; and Salinas, Cali. Sessions begin at 8 a.m. at the Fargo Holiday Inn.

Researchers will address methods for controlling insects, diseases and weeds; strategies for managing glyphosate-resistant weeds; and pathogens that develop resistance to fungicides or overcome host resistance.

Researchers also will discuss best management practices to attain high-tonnage sugar beet crops that also have a high sugar concentration.

Coffee and refreshments will be provided by the Sugarbeet Research and Education Board of Minnesota and North Dakota starting at 7:45 a.m.

The reporting sessions are sponsored by NDSU and University of Minnesota. Continuing education credits will be available. Registration is not required and the public is invited.

For more information, contact Mohamed Khan at (701) 231-8596 or

NDSU Agriculture Communication – Jan. 7, 2014

Source:Mohamed Khan, (701) 231-8596,
Editor:Rich Mattern, (701) 231-6136,
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