By Rebecca Tokariuk
TABER, Alberta, Canada – Planting began in Alberta on April 27th, and carried on until about May 10th. Seeding was held off due to company negotiations with the worker’s Union. 27,000 acres were planted, with approximately 350 being re-seeded due to wind damage and herbicide carryover.
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.