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Sugarbeets Publications & Resources

Ensiling Pressed Beet Pulp > PDF
Ensiling pressed beet pulp for dairy feed is a relatively new practice in the U.S. This publication summarizes storage alternatives, guidelines for ensiling pressed beet pulp, and tips for evaluatin . . . . . more details

Powdery Mildew on Sugar Beet: Importance, Identification, and Control > PDF
Powdery mildew on sugar beets can be particularly severe in arid climates, causing sugar yield losses of up to 35%. This publication describes the pathogen, its symptoms, disease cycle and epidemiolog . . . . . more details

Rhizoctonia on Sugar Beet: Importance, Identification, and Control in the Northwest > PDF
Color photographs illustrate symptoms of Rhizoctonia foliar blight and crown and root rot on sugar beet. The text discusses disease symptoms, the causal organism, and control measures including cultur . . . . . more details

Rhizomania on Sugar Beet: Importance, Identification, Control > PDF
Rhizomania is the most serious disease of sugar beets worldwide. This publication describes the symptoms of the disease in the Pacific Northwest; its causes, epidemiology, and disease cycle; and metho . . . . . more details

Role of Agricultural Processing in Idaho's Economy > PDF
Idaho food manufacturing accounts directly for 16,000 Idaho jobs (2% of the total), $8.5 billion in sales (7.3% of the total), and $1.2 billion of Idaho's gross state product (2% of GSP). T . . . . . more details

Soil Fumigation: A Tool for Sugar Beet Cyst Nematode Management > PDF
Provides background information and tips on using soil fumigation to control the sugar beet cyst nematode. Soil fumigation is an exacting process that must be done properly if satisfactory results a . . . . . more details

Southern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Sugar Beets > PDF
Sugar beet profits are based on three key factors: beet yield, sucrose content, and sucrose recovery efficiency. Nutrients can affect all 3 factors, especially Nitrogen. In this 8-page guide, you wi . . . . . more details

Sugar Beet Nematodes in Idaho and Eastern Oregon > PDF
Crop losses from sugar beet nematodes can reach up to 80 percent. Learn how to successfully combat this agricultural pest and get the latest research information. Life cycles of each nematode specie . . . . . more details

Sugar Beet Root Aphids: Identification, Biology, and Management > PDF
Sugar beet root aphids feed on the roots of sugar beet plants throughout major North American sugar beet-growing regions. In severe cases, they may reduce tonnage and sucrose levels by more than 30 . . . . . more details

Sugarbeet Cyst Nematode: Impact on Sugarbeet Production in Idaho and Eastern Oregon > PDF
This publication offers information on the sugarbeet cyst nematode (SCN) including the life cycle, plant symptoms, nematode spread, soil sampling for SCN detection, SCN management, and chemical cont . . . . . more details

Sugarbeet Irrigation Management Using Watermark Moisture Sensors > PDF
Explains how to install soil moisture sensors and use them to schedule irrigations more efficiently. Growers who have used them have reduced water use and sometimes improved yields. Color photos. . . . . . more details


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University of Idaho Extension


Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 10
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2332
Moscow, ID 83844-2332

Phone: 208-885-7982

Fax: 208-885-9046



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