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09/02/21 Sugarbeet Report

Sugar beet growers have been, in general, experiencing a warm and dry growing season. Mohamed Khan, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugar beet specialist joins the Sugarbeet Report to discuss the growing conditions and a harvest update.

08/26/21 Sugarbeet Report

Beets will soon be lifted and right afterwards is the best time to conduct soil sampling. Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension Soil Specialist talks about the best way to conduct soil sampling, with special consideration in this year's drought.

08/19/21 Sugarbeet Report

Even with dry conditions sugar beet diseases can be a major problem. Mohamed Khan, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugar beet specialist, joins the Sugar Beet Report to talk about the most common diseases this growing season

8/12/21 Sugarbeet Report

Once a field is harvested, many producers immediately begin the tillage process to prepare their fields for next year’s planting. Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension soil specialist, joins the Sugar Beet Report to discuss fall tillage recommendations.

08/05/21 Sugarbeet Report

7/29/21 Sugarbeet Report

The Red River Valley growing conditions continue to be challenging. Joe Hastings, agronomist for the American Crystal Sugar Cooperative, has the latest crop progress report

07/22/21 Sugarbeet Report

It’s been a mix of weather and politics this year, Harrison Weber, Executive Director of the Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association, joins the SugarBeet Report to discuss this year’s crop and the current policies surrounding sugarbeet production.

07/15/21 Sugarbeet Report

Todd Geselius, Vice President of Agriculture for the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative, joins the Sugar Beet Report to update us on how fields are looking in the southern valley and what issues beet growers might be facing.

07/08/21 Sugarbeet Report

How is the sugar beet crop progressing in the Minn-Dak growing area? Mike Metzger, Vice President of Agriculture and Research for Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative joins this week’s Sugar Beet Report to give us an update.

7/01/21 Sugarbeet Report

Mark Boetel, NDSU Extension entomologist, joins the Sugarbeet Report to discuss the latest information about the ending of the root maggot season.

6/24/21 Sugarbeet Report

The weather this year has made growing sugar beets very challenging. The warm and dry conditions change how producers care for their crops. Mohamed Khan, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugar beet specialist provides an update in this week’s segment of The Sugarbeet Report.

6/17/21 Sugarbeet Report

EPA approved the emergency exemption for Ultra Blazer herbicide. Tom Peters, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension weed specialist, joins The Sugarbeet Report to walk us through the use of Ultra Blazer.

06/10/21 Sugarbeet Report

Mark Boetel, NDSU Extension entomologist, joins the Sugar Beet Report to discuss the latest information about root maggot populations and peak fly activity.

06/03/21 Sugarbeet Report

Some of the common soil-borne diseases that affect sugar beet growers include Rhizoctonia and Aphanomyces root rot. Telling us how to manage these diseases is Dr. Ashok Chanda, Extension Sugarbeet Pathologist with the University of Minnesota and Northwest Research and Outreach Center in Crookston, MN.

05/27/21 Sugarbeet Report

Mark Boetel, NDSU Extension entomologist, joins the Sugar Beet Report to discuss the latest information about early season pests and what to watch out for in your fields.

05/20/21 Sugarbeet Report

When it comes to row spacing and plants per row, what are the best practices for obtaining the highest profits in a sugarbeet crop? Mohamed Khan, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugar beet specialist discusses these practices in this week’s segment of The Sugarbeet Report.

05/13/21 Sugarbeet Report

The weather is definitely the topic of conversation. How do we manage weeds while it’s dry? Tom Peters, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugar beet agronomist, joins this week’s Sugar Beet Report to talk about weed control options.

05/06/21 Sugarbeet Report

There are many important decisions to make regarding the fertilization of sugar beets but how do these decisions change when facing drought conditions? Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension soil science specialist, joins this week’s Sugar Beet Report to advise growers about the nutrient requirements of this year’s crop.

04/29/21 Sugarbeet Report

There are many important decisions to make regarding the fertilization of sugar beets but what changes in drought conditions? Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension soil science specialist, joins this week’s Sugar Beet Report to advise growers about the nutrient requirements of this year’s crop.

04/22/21 Sugarbeet Report

What are the best practices for obtaining the highest profits in a sugarbeet crop? Mohamed Khan, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugar beet specialist discusses these practices in this week’s segment of The Sugarbeet Report.

04/15/21 Sugarbeet Report

How many acres in North Dakota and Minnesota will be planted to sugar beet in 2020 and what are the best practices to follow in order to have a successful crop? Mohamed Khan, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugar beet specialist answers these questions and more.

04/08/21 Sugarbeet Report

How many acres in North Dakota and Minnesota will be planted to sugar beets in 2021 and what are the best practices to follow in order to have a successful crop? Mohamed Khan, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugar beet specialist answers these questions and more in the first Sugar Beet Report of the 2021 growing season.