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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Nonchemical Pest Control and Enhanced Sugar Beet Germplasm Via Traditional and Molecular Technologies

Location: Sugarbeet Research

Title: Chapter 3: Seed and Varieties

Authors
item Smith, John -
item Panella, Leonard
item Yonts, C. Dean -

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: May 8, 2013
Publication Date: July 15, 2013
Citation: Smith, J.A., Panella, L.W., Yonts, C. 2013. Seed and Varieties. In: Wilson, R., Smith, J., editors. Sugarbeet Production Guide. 2nd edition. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska-Lincoln. p. 9-20.

Interpretive Summary: Seed is one of the most important factors in sugarbeet production. Seed selection is one of the most important decisions a grower can make. Without a uniform plant population of a sugarbeet variety adapted to the growing region, the producer will have difficulty achieving economical crop production. A careful examination of sugarbeet seed, the seed germination process, and the development of sugarbeet varieties can be helpful in making crop management decisions and improving crop profitability.

Technical Abstract: Seed is one of the most important factors in sugarbeet production. Seed selection is one of the most important decisions a grower can make. Without a uniform plant population of a sugarbeet variety adapted to the growing region, the producer will have difficulty achieving economical crop production. A careful examination of sugarbeet seed, the seed germination process, and the development of sugarbeet varieties can be helpful in making crop management decisions and improving crop profitability.

Last Modified: 8/1/2014
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