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Sugar Beet Report

“Sugar Beet Report” presented by the NDSU Extension Service features growing tips from NDSU sugar beet specialists and researchers. For more information about The Sugarbeet Research and Education Board contact Mohamed Khan, Ph.D., 227 Walster Hall, North Dakota State University

Sugarbeet Report July 12, 2018

How is the sugar beet crop progressing in the Minn-Dak growing area? Tom Knudsen, Vice President of Agriculture for Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative joins this week’s Sugar Beet Report to give us an update.

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Sugarbeet Report July 5, 2018

Root maggot activity has been extremely high this year, says Mark Boetel, NDSU Professor of Entomology and Extension sugar beet entomologist. Boetel joins the Sugar Beet Report to discuss the current state of root maggot problems.

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Sugarbeet Report June 28, 2018

Overall, the sugar beet crop in most areas of North Dakota and Minnesota is showing good leaf growth and will be closing rows soon says Mohamed Khan, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugar beet specialist. Khan joins the Sugar Beet Report to discuss how the sugar beet crop is progressing and how growers can manage Cercospora leaf spot.

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Sugarbeet Report June 21, 2018

With the timely rain and warm days, much of the valley’s sugar beet crop will be closing rows soon. But warm weather is also favorable for fungus conditions. Mohamed Khan, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugar beet specialist, joins the Sugar Beet Report to discuss how growers can manage Fusarium yellows.

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Sugarbeet Report June 14, 2018

The warm weather in May rapidly accelerated the development of root maggot, with peak fly activity happening in the first week of June. Mark Boetel, NDSU Extension entomologist, joins the Sugar Beet Report to discuss the implications on the rest of the growing season.

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Sugarbeet Report June 7, 2018

In some areas of sugar beet production, the late spring and spotty rain has affected weed management. Tom Peters, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugar beet agronomist, joins this week’s Sugar Beet Report to talk about weed control options, such as post-emergent herbicides.

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Sugarbeet Report May 31, 2018

Some of the common soil-borne diseases that affect sugar beet growers include Rhizoctonia and Aphanomyces root rot. Telling us how to manage these diseases is Ashok Chanda, University of Minnesota Extension sugar beet pathologist.

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Sugarbeet Report May 24, 2018

Mark Boetel, NDSU Extension entomologist, joins this week’s Sugar Beet Report to discuss the insects that sugar beet growers should be concerned about this growing season.

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Sugarbeet Report May 17, 2018

What is the recommended plant population to get the highest yield in sugarbeets and how should growers protect new sugarbeet seedlings? Mohamed Khan, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugar beet specialist answers these questions and more in this week’s segment of The Sugarbeet Report.

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Sugarbeet Report May 10, 2018

Sugarbeet planting in North Dakota and Minnesota did not begin until the last week of April. Tom Peters, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension weed specialist, joins The Sugarbeet Report to discuss whether the delayed spring had an effect on weed management.

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Sugarbeet Report May 3, 2018

What should sugar beet growers consider for tillage options this spring? How can growers improve their tillage practices to ensure productive soil for years to come? Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension Service soil science specialist, answers these questions and more in this week’s segment of the Sugar Beet Report.

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Sugar Beet Report - April 26, 2018

There are many important decisions to make regarding the fertilization of sugar beets. David Franzen, NDSU Extension Service soil science specialist, joins this week’s Sugar Beet Report to advise growers about the nutrient requirements of this year’s crop.

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Sugar Beet Report - April 19, 2018

How many acres in North Dakota and Minnesota will be planted to sugar beets in 2018 and what are the best practices to follow in order to have a successful crop? Mohamed Khan, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugar beet specialist answers these questions and more in the first Sugar Beet Report of the 2018 growing season.

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