Reports From All North American Sugar Beet Growing Regions
The Amalgamated Sugar Company
The 2016 crop year began with a near perfect early spring. Virtually all growers established uniform, healthy sugarbeet plant populations in their fields with minimal replanted acres. The momentum for ideal sugarbeet growing conditions continued into the summer with moderate daytime temperatures. These temperatures helped to reduce stress on the sugarbeet crop which can sometimes hamper optimal growth and sugar production. All the normal diseases were present, but lacked environmental conditions conducive for optimal disease development.
Highlights & Experiences from Jake Chisholm
Editor’s Note: The proceeding is the first installment of a three-part series highlighting Jake Chisholm’s summer of 2016, where he interned for the International Sugar Organization in London. In 2015 Jake received his B.S. degree from North Dakota State University, majoring in agricultural economics and minoring in crop and weed science. He is a grower for American Crystal and has been a member and officer in several ag organizations throughout his collegiate career. Jake also served as the American Sugarbeet Growers Association’s Cleavinger Intern in the summer of 2014 in Washington D.C. I believe Jake’s writings will offer a unique perspective within the sugar industry and insight to how both the industry and farming overall varies in the United Kingdom.
From May 29th until August 4th, I had the pleasure to intern for the International Sugar Organization (ISO) in London, UK. During my time there, I experienced the fundamentals and factors that are influencing the global sugar markets. This article, the first of three, will highlight the purpose of the ISO and what contributions I made while interning there.
Editor & General Manager of The Sugarbeet Grower