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7/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
May was relatively cool but since June 1, average daily bare soil temperature was over 55°F resulting in rapid crop growth. As such, most fields in Minnesota had a full canopy by the 4th of July. Read more on sugarbeet crop development from this Minnesota Crop News article.

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7/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
Cercospora leaf spot is the most damaging leaf disease of sugarbeet in North Dakota and Minnesota. Growers should not allow the disease to become severe before they start fungicide application, since that will be a recipe for disaster. Read more on management of the disease from this Minnesota Crop News article.

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7/9/2015 12:00:00 AM
Fusarium yellows were first observed very early at the American Crystal Coded Research trial and the NDSU research sites in Moorhead, MN. There are several commercial fields in the northern Red River Valley that have been diagnosed with severe Fusarium Yellows. Read more on the infection from this Crop & Pest Report article.

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12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Syngenta will offer Clariva™ pn seed treatment nematicide on select nematode-tolerant sugarbeet varieties for 2015 planting.

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11/10/2014 12:00:00 AM
Syngenta experts and university extension specialists agree that stand establishment is the most influential factor in determining sugarbeet harvest results.

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11/10/2014 12:00:00 AM
Sugarbeet growers faced their fair share of challenges this past growing season, including unusual weather and high disease pressure. The growing concern is how to meet your production goals and still have a profitable bottom line.

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11/10/2014 12:00:00 AM
This past season, several sugarbeet cooperatives experienced significant disease pressure from one of the most destructive sugarbeet diseases - Rhizoctonia. This soilborne fungal disease is capable of causing significant yield loss by reducing tonnage and sugar content, as well as affecting quality in storage piles. The battle against Rhizocontia is fought with proactive and timely management practices beginning at seed selection time.

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11/10/2014 12:00:00 AM
While each sugarbeet-growing geography poses its own set of unique challenges, all growers look for seed they feel confident will help them achieve maximum yield and profit potential. They know that establishing strong sugarbeet stand doesn't happen on its own. Because sugarbeet seedlings are vulnerable to the external pressures of insects, disease and the elements, it is critical for growers to be strategic in choosing a variety best equipped to meet these challenges and help them grow more sugar.

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6/26/2014 12:00:00 AM
Growers should evaluate effectiveness of their Rhizoctonia control program in sugarbeets during late August or early September. Read more on the need to evaluate your program from this MSU Extension article.

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