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5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
It's time to spray for weeds. Farmers may consider a tank mixture of postemergence and residual herbicides using a concept we call 'lay-by'. Read more on spraying weeds in sugarbeets from this Crop & Pest Report article.

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5/14/2015 12:00:00 AM
Researchers at North Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota have demonstrated that a wide range of plant population with uniformly spaced plants resulted in high recoverable sucrose, but plant populations of 175 to 200 plants per 100 foot of 22-inch wide rows consistently resulted in the maximum recoverable sucrose per acre. It is important that the plants be evenly spaced within the rows.

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5/12/2015 12:00:00 AM
Topics covered in this Crop & Pest Report articld include: Sugar production from sugarcane and sugarbeet, U.S. sugarbeet acreage Minnesota and North Dakota, the basic practices growers can follow, and the status of sugarbeet planting.

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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
As I reflect on the 2014 sugarbeet season, I recognize that growers faced unique challenges from weather challenges to disease pressures. The growing concern is how to meet your production goals and still have a profitable bottom line. We at Syngenta share your concern, and we are dedicated to helping develop solutions for you to achieve a healthier crop and grow more sugar.

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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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1/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
To help sugarbeet growers produce high-quality, high-percentage sugar content, Syngenta has introduced seven new Hilleshög® brand varieties tailored to combat regional pest issues and deliver top genetic performance.

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