SIDNEY, MT – An important two-year research project is underway at Montana State University's Eastern Ag Research Center in Sidney, Mont., comparing conventional till sugarbeet planting to no-till and strip-till planting methods.
EARC researchers are also studying nitrogen management under these tillage practices.
The study is being funded by a Western Sustainable Agriculture Research Education grant.
Southern Minn Co-op Develops Model to Assist Nitrogen Management & Boost Profitability
By Chris Dunsmore, Jody Steffel & Mark Bredehoeft*
Can the level of organic matter (OM) influence sugar percent and purity in one’s sugarbeet crop? And, assuming it can, how might organic matter zones be mapped in order to allow growers to appropriately modify nitrogen application rates to take advantage of this relationship?
Editor & General Manager of The Sugarbeet Grower