Every chapter of the Sugarbeet Production Guide has been revised, according to the publication’s techni- cal editor, Robert Wilson, weed spe- cialist at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center. The previous edition was published in 2001. Many of the photos and tables have been updated.
Wilson said the new edition ad- dresses weed resistance to glyphosate herbicides. Since the previous edi- tion, Roundup Ready® sugarbeets have become available and are now almost universally planted in the United States. The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate.
The new edition also reflects other changes, such as the discovery of new sugarbeet diseases, new threats from insects, and changes in machinery.