University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension has pub- lished an updated version of the Sugarbeet Production Guide, a 242-page, spiral-bound, full color publication with in-depth information about all phases of sugarbeet production.
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.
The book has 16 chapters on topics such as growing sugarbeets to maximize sucrose yield; seed and varieties; crop rotation; tillage and seedbed preparation; wind ero- sion control; planting; fertilizing; insect management;
weed control; disease management; ir- rigation management; harvest, pro- duction economics; and scouting and injury diagnosis. It also includes an introduction and glossary.
The Sugarbeet Production Guide is available for $50 per copy by con- tacting Sharon Holman at the Pan- handle Center, 4502 Avenue I, Scottsbluff, NE 69361. She can also be contacted by phone at 308-632- 1255, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. It can be ordered online at market- place.unl.edu.
The Sugarbeet Production Guide is published by UNL Extension in co- operation with Colorado State Uni- versity, Montana State University, the University of Wyoming and the USDA Agricultural Research Service, Sugar- beet Research Unit at Fort Collins, Colo.