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Sugarbeet Report

“Sugarbeet Report” presented by NDSU Extension, 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 email: mohamed.khan@ndsu.edu, Cell: (218) 790-8596

Sugarbeet Report - 09/05/19

Sugar beet growers in southern Minnesota and the northern Red River Valley experienced very different growing conditions this year. Mohamed Khan, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugar beet specialist joins The Sugarbeet Report to discuss how the conditions impacted this year’s crop and a harvest update.

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Sugarbeet Report - 08/29/19

In this segment of the 2019 Sugar Beet Report, Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension 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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Sugarbeet Report - 08/22/19

Cercospora leaf spot continues to impact many growers in many parts of the valley. Mohamed Khan, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugar beet specialist, joins the Sugar Beet Report to provide an update on Cercospora leaf spot and the sugarbeet pre-pile harvest.

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Sugarbeet Report - 08/15/19

Once a field is harvested, many producers immediately begin the tillage process to prepare their fields for next year’s planting. Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension soil specialist, joins the Sugar Beet Report to discuss fall tillage recommendations.

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Sugarbeet Report - 08/08/19

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

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Sugarbeet Report - 08/01/19

The Red River Valley growing conditions continue to be inconsistent. Joe Hastings, the new general agronomist for American Crystal Sugar, is the featured guest on this week’s Sugar Beet Report, where he has the latest crop progress report.

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Sugarbeet Report - 07/25/19

Todd Gesilius, Vice President of Agriculture for the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative, joins the Sugar Beet Report to update us on how fields are looking in the southern valley and what issues beet growers might be facing.

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Sugarbeet Report - 07/18/19

It’s been a mix of weather and politics this year. Duane Maatz, Executive Director of the Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association, joins the Sugar Beet Report to discuss the current growing conditions and the policies surrounding sugar beet production.

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Sugarbeet Report - 07/11/19

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

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Sugarbeet Report - 07/03/19

As the weather heats up, sugar beet root maggots have the potential to become a concern. Mark Boetel, NDSU Entomologist joins the Sugar Beet Report to discuss what growers can do to control root maggot and other pest concerns.

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Sugarbeet Report - 06/27/19

Warm weather is 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 - 06/20/19

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 - 06/13/19

Mark Boetel, NDSU Extension entomologist, joins the Sugar Beet Report to discuss the latest information about root maggot populations and peak fly activity.

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Sugarbeet Report - 06/06/19

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 - 05/30/19

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 - 05/23/19

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 - 05/16/19

Tom Peters, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension weed specialist, joins The Sugarbeet Report to discuss whether the delayed spring is having an effect on weed management.

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Sugarbeet Report - 05/09/19

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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Sugarbeet Report - 05/02/19

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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Sugarbeet Report - 04/25/19

How many acres in North Dakota and Minnesota will be planted to sugar beets in 2019 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 2019 growing season.

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