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7/2/2015 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 managing the disease from this Crop & Pest Report article.

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6/19/2015 12:00:00 AM
Sugarbeets damaged from heavy rainfall often exhibit stunting, nutrient deficiency and root diseases. Managing for this often is difficult to produce positive results. Read more on their recovery from this MSU Extension article.

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6/18/2015 12:00:00 AM
This year's sugarbeet root maggot (SBRM) fly monitoring program suggests that SBRM populations are at the highest levels they have been in the past 10 years. Read more on populations from this Crop & Pest Report article.

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6/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
After confirming that weeds found in Treasure Valley sugar beet fields last year were resistant to glyphosate, researchers are now trying to help growers deal with them. Read more on their efforts from this Capital Press article.

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6/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Cercospora leaf spot fungicide applications to sugarbeets may need to start earlier than normal because of environmental conditions and growth stage. Read more on fungicide applications from this MSU Extension 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
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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