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4/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
American Crystal Sugar Co. is winding down with its processing season. The photos in this AgWeek article were taken April 20 at its Reynolds, North Dakota, piling station, one of the last remote piles to be collected. The rest of the storage is in the company's five factory yards. Factories are scheduled to close out the year from May 7 to May 14, starting with Moorhead, Minnesota, and ending with Drayton, N.D. Crystal is at 93 percent processed and has had about 30,000 tons of discards.

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4/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
Alberta sugar beet growers have an additional 6,000 acres to plant this year.? Lantic Sugar, which owns the sugar factory in Taber, Alberta, has expanded contracted sugar beet acres to 28,000 from 22,000 acres that were grown under contract last year. Read more on sugar beet acreage from this Western Producer 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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