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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 - 09/03/20

Sugar beet growers have been, in general, experiencing a warm a wet growing season. Mohamed Khan, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugar beet specialist joins the Sugarbeet Report to discuss the growing conditions and a harvest update.

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Sugarbeet Report - 08/27/20

Once a crop is harvested, growers should consider immediately following with soil testing, this according to Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension soil science specialist. Dave lays out why soil sampling is important this time of year.

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Sugarbeet Report - 08/20/20

Warm summer conditions have created favorable conditions for a variety of sugar beet diseases. Mohamed Khan, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugar beet specialist, joins the Sugar Beet Report to talk about the most common diseases this growing season.

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Sugarbeet Report - 08/13/20

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 - 08/06/20

Warm summer conditions and rainfall 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 - 07/30/20

The Red River Valley growing conditions continue to be inconsistent. Joe Hastings, agronomist for the American Crystal Sugar Cooperative, has the latest crop progress report.

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Sugarbeet Report - 07/23/20

Todd Geselius, 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 - 07/16/20

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

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Sugarbeet Report - 07/09/20

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 - 07/02/20

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 - 06/25/20

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.

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Sugarbeet Report - 06/18/20

In some areas of sugar beet production, the rain caused some late planting. But the wind has created a significant challenge for 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.

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Sugarbeet Report - 06/11/20

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 - 06/04/20

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 - 05/28/20

Mark Boetel, NDSU Extension entomologist, joins the Sugar Beet Report to discuss the latest information about early season pests and what to watch out for in your fields.

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Sugarbeet Report - 05/21/20

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 - 05/14/20

What are the best practices for obtaining the highest profits in a sugarbeet crop? Mohamed Khan, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugar beet specialist discusses these practices in this week’s segment of The Sugarbeet Report.

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Sugarbeet Report - 05/07/20

Tom Peters, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension weed specialist, joins The Sugarbeet Report to discuss crop progress and weed management.

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Sugarbeet Report - 04/30/20

Last fall was wet for many sugar beet farmers. 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 soil science specialist, answers these questions and more in this week’s segment of the Sugar Beet Report.

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Sugarbeet Report - 04/23/20

There are many important decisions to make regarding the fertilization of sugar beets, especially considering how bad the commodity markets are right now. David Franzen, NDSU Extension 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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