Submitted to: Sugar Producer Magazine
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: April 1, 1998
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: Our extensive laboratory research and our limited field tests suggest that M. anisopliae may be effective in controlling the sugarbeet root maggot. Questions needing further research include application rates, timing of treatments, location effects, and application methods. We are continuing our field test in a sugarbeet/cereal rotation and have added additional locations for our 1998 field evaluations.
Technical Abstract: Field treatments included M. anisopliae, Lorsban and no treatment. Root yield, sucrose %, and recoverable sugar per acre were determined. For 1997, M. anisopliae applied in the spring and fall of 1996 plus before sugarbeet planting the spring of 1997, produced 400 pounds more sugar than the Lorsban treated plots and 1400 pounds more than the untreated control plots.