Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/1/2004
Publication Date: 3/15/2005
Citation: McGrath, J.M., Biancardi, E. 2005. Sugar content, root weight, and sugar yield. In: Biancardi, E., Campbell, L., Skaracis, G., De Biaggi, M., editors. Genetics and Breeding of Sugar Beet. Enfield, NH: Science Publishers, Inc. p.119-122.
Technical Abstract: Sugar content, root weight, and sugar yield are the primary criteria for sugarbeet variety performance. This book chapter reviews the genetic, biochemical, and physiological determinants of breeding and selecting sugarbeet for improved variety performance, as well as the biological limitations to increasing sugar yield.