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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Growing Sugarbeet to Maximize Sucrose Yield

Author
item Martin, Susan - USDA,ARS, NPA, (RETIRED)

Submitted to: Sugarbeet Production Guide
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: December 31, 2001
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: Often it is said that sugarbeet growers are actually aiming to grow sugar (sucrose). Although that is true, it is not possible to grow maximum sugar per acre without careful consideration of what conditions enable sugarbeet to produce maximum sucrose yield. This section includes information on how the plant grows, critical periods in its growth, the factors that most affect sugar accumulation, and how to maximize sugar yield.

Technical Abstract: Often it is said that sugarbeet growers are actually aiming to grow sugar (sucrose). Although that is true, it is not possible to grow maximum sugar per acre without careful consideration of what conditions enable sugarbeet to produce maximum sucrose yield. This section includes information on how the plant grows, critical periods in its growth, the factors that most affect sugar accumulation, and how to maximize sugar yield.

Last Modified: 7/25/2014
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