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Sugarbeet Fertilizer Guide

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Photos courtesy of International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) unless otherwise noted . 

Nitrogen and Sugar Beets

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Nitrogen deficiency. Growth small; foliage pale green, older leaves yellow and die early. From The Diagnosis of Mineral Deficiencies in Plants by Visual Symptoms by Thomas Wallace, M.C., D.Sc.,A.I.C. Copyright.

 

Phosphorus and Sugar Beets

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Phosphorus deficiency. Leaves dull, lusterless green, with occasional slight bronzing and purple spotting near margins. From The Diagnosis of Mineral Deficiencies in Plants by Visual Symptoms by Thomas Wallace, M.C., D.Sc.,A.I.C. Copyright

 

Potassium and Sugar Beets

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Potassium deficiency on sugarbeet, Hokkaido, Japan (left)(IPNI). Leaves narrow; older leaves marginal with interveinal scorch; leaves wither and collapse around plant (center). Potassium deficient sugarbeet leaves showing longitudinal lesions of petioles and midribs (right). -From The Diagnosis of Mineral Deficiencies in Plants by Visual Symptoms by Thomas Wallace, M.C., D.Sc.,A.I.C. Copyright

 

Micronutrients and Sugar Beets

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Sugar Beet boron deficiency. Mary Ann Hansen, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Bugwood.org (left). Early stage of Boron deficiency. Young leaves distorted and fail to expand (center). "Crown Rot" and death and distortion of young leaves; older leaves cracking and distortion of laminae, yellow pigments formation and severe marginal scorch (right). From The Diagnosis of Mineral Deficiencies in Plants by Visual Symptoms by Thomas Wallace, M.C., D.Sc.,A.I.C. Copyright   

 

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Magnesium deficiency. Older leaves have severe intervenal chlorosis and necrosis (left). Mg deficienct sugarbeet leaves with intervenal chlorosis, beginning at tips and margins progressing towards midrib; chlorosis is followed by marginal and intervenal necrosis (right). From The Diagnosis of Mineral Deficiencies in Plants by Visual Symptoms by Thomas Wallace, M.C., D.Sc.,A.I.C. Copyright

 

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Iron deficiency. Younger leaves showing chlorotic mottling (left). Young leaves showing fine chlorotic mottling, later general chlorosis (right). From The Diagnosis of Mineral Deficiencies in Plants by Visual Symptoms by Thomas Wallace, M.C., D.Sc.,A.I.C. Copyright

 

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Manganese deficiency. Leaves show severe "speckled yellows" and leaf margins are curled forward (left). Manganese deficient leaf showing severe intervenal chlorosis, "speckled yellows" (right). From The Diagnosis of Mineral Deficiencies in Plants by Visual Symptoms by Thomas Wallace, M.C., D.Sc.,A.I.C. Copyright

 

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Nickel toxicity. Growth severely stunted; young leaves at early stage show chlorotic iron deficiency symptoms quickly followed by severe necrosis, collapse and death; older leaves develop orange pigment (left). Zinc toxicity. Growth severely stunted; young leaves show chlorotic iron deficiency symptoms followed by severe intervenal necrosis(center). Copper toxicity. Growth severely stunted; young leaves show chlorotic iron deficiency symptoms followed by severe intervenal necrosis (right). From The Diagnosis of Mineral Deficiencies in Plants by Visual Symptoms by Thomas Wallace, M.C., D.Sc.,A.I.C. Copyright.

 

Conservation Tillage Practices in Sugar Beet Production

Manure and Sugar Beets

Sugar Beet Wastewater

Sugar Beet Seed Coating

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