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Sugarbeet Production Guide


Each year Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, and Wyoming produce about 3.7 million to 4.6 million tons of sucrose, accounting for about 15 percent of U.S. sucrose production from sugarbeet. To help growers efficiently achieve top yields, this 248-page Sugarbeet Production Guide includes research-based information and recommendations for all aspects of sugarbeet production and pest management.  University researchers and specialists in the High Plains sugarbeet production area revised and expanded it in 2013 so that it now includes more than 270 photos and illustrations, tables to help growers apply information to their situations, and sample production budgets.


  1. Introduction
  2. Growing Sugarbeet to Maximize Sucrose Yield
  3. Seed and Varieties
  4. Crop Rotation
  5. Tillage and Seedbed Preparation
  6. Wind Erosion Control
  7. Planting
  8. Fertilizing Sugarbeet
  9. Insect Management
  10. Weed Control
  11. Disease Management
  12. Irrigation
  13. Sugarbeet Harvest
  14. Economics of Sugarbeet Production
  15. Scouting Calendar and Injury Diagnostic Guide
  16. Glossary

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