Insights from American Crystal’s Kelly Thomas
If you are a sugarbeet grower, the growing season can be a long, hard road — from planting in the spring, to spraying in the summer, to the grueling grind of harvest in the fall. If you’re a harvested sugarbeet root, however, once you get dumped out of the trailer at the piling station, your battle is only about half over.
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A Profile of the Fargo, N.D.-Based USDA-ARS Sugarbeet Research Team
Unlike sugarbeet growers, who harvest the fruits of their labors every year, those who conduct basic research on this crop may not witness the commercial payoff from their work for a decade, two decades — or even longer. While we all need a certain amount of patience and persistence in our jobs, no one relies on such traits more than public scientists like Larry Campbell, Karen Fugate and Melvin Bolton.
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