Late August/Early September Review of This Season’s Program Encouraged to Gauge Results by Steve Poindexter
In Michigan, Rhizoctonia root and crown rot is the most prevalent root disease in sugarbeet production. This disease in significant quantities will reduce tonnage, sugar content and can affect pile storage. Implementing the proper control management strategy can pay great dividends.
Generally, late August or early September is an excellent time to evaluate potential yield, quality and income losses from this disease. New strategies may need to be implemented for next year if assessment shows an economic loss. losses from this disease. New strategies may need to be implemented for next year if assessment shows an economic loss.
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Has Been President/CEO of Western Sugar Cooperative Since Growers’ Purchase of Company in 2002
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