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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

Sugar Beet Report - August 24, 2017

In this final segment of the 2017 Sugar Beet Report, Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension Service soil specialist, discusses when and why you should be soil testing, and offers advice about the important soil nutrients sugar beet producers should be analyzing.

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Sugar Beet Report - August 17, 2017

Cercospora leaf spot is one of the main concerns for sugar beet growers in wet and warm conditions. How should Cercospora be managed and for how long? Mohamed Khan, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugar beet specialist, answers these questions and more on this week’s edition of the Sugar Beet Report.

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Sugar Beet Report - August 10, 2017

Once sugar beets are harvested, many producers immediately begin the tillage process to prepare their fields for next year’s planting. Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension service soil specialist, joins the Sugar Beet Report to discuss tillage recommendations for the north and south end of the Red River Valley.

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Sugar Beet Report - August 3, 2017

Warm summer conditions have created favorable conditions for Cercospora leaf spot. Mohamed Khan, NDSU and University of Minnesota sugar beet specialist, joins the Sugar Beet Report to talk about growers can protect their crop through the use of fungicides.

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Sugar Beet Report - July 27, 2017

While much of the sugar beet crop looks great, some growers have been dealing with Cercospora leaf spot. Tyler Grove, General Agronomist for American Crystal Sugar, is the featured guest on this week’s Sugar Beet Report, where he discusses what kind of production and planning adjustments growers might be thinking about at this time.

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Sugar Beet Report - July 20, 2017

Todd Geselius, VP of Agriculture for the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative, provides an update and projection for this year's sugarbeet crop.

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Sugar Beet Report - July 13, 2017

With a new administration in Washington D.C. and a new suspension agreement with Mexico, Duane Maatz, Executive Director of the Red River Valley Sugar Beet Growers Association, joins this week’s Sugar Beet Report to discuss current policy and trade issues in the sugar beet industry.

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Sugar Beet Report - July 06, 2017

Tom Knudsen, VP of Agriculture for Minn-Dak, provides an update and projection for this year's sugarbeet crop.

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Sugar Beet Report - June 29, 2017

Root maggot activity has followed a more traditional pattern this year, though the weather affected some applications of insecticide. Mark Boetel, NDSU entomologist, joins the Sugar Beet Report to discuss the current state of root maggot problems.

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Sugar Beet Report - June 22, 2017

With the timely rain, warm days and abundant sunshine, 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 control Cercospora leaf spot.

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Sugar Beet Report - June 15, 2017

In some areas of sugar beet production, the lack of timely precipitation has affected weed management, especially waterhemp control. Tom Peters, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugar beet agronomist, joins this week’s Sugar Beet Report to talk about post-emergent herbicides.

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Sugar Beet Report - June 8, 2017

The recent warm weather has accelerated the development of root maggot, with peak fly activity happening in the coming 3 to 5 days. Mark Boetel, NDSU entomologist, joins the Sugar Beet Report to discuss control options for sugar beet growers.

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Sugar Beet Report - June 1, 2017

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

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Sugar Beet Report - May 25, 2017

Mark Boetel, NDSU 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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Sugar Beet Report - May 18, 2017

Sugar beet growers have many things that can affect the health of their sugar beets, including root diseases. Mohamed Khan, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugar beet specialist joins the Sugar Beet Report to discuss the most common sugar beet root diseases and what growers can do to manage them.

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Sugar Beet Report - May 11, 2017

What is the recommended sugar beet plant population and when should you plant sugar beets? How should you protect sugar beet seedlings? These questions and more are answered by Mohamed Khan, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugar beet specialist, in this week’s Sugar Beet Report.

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Sugar Beet Report - May 4, 2017

After a period of cold and wet weather, favorable conditions have returned for planting sugar beets. Tom Peters, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugar beet agronomist, joins this week’s Sugar Beet Report to discuss what implications an erratic weather pattern will have on weed control.

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Sugar Beet Report - April 27, 2017

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 20, 2017

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 13, 2017

How many acres in North Dakota and Minnesota will be planted to sugar beets in 2017 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 2017 growing season.

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