Sugar producers in North Dakota and Minnesota had a much better 2017 in regards to Cercospora defense, compared to 2016.
By Mike Spieker | Photos by Mohamed Khan.
Editor’s Note: In the November/December 2016 issue, we recapped the severity of Cercospora during the 2016 growing season throughout North Dakota and Minnesota. In 2017, the disease was much less significant in some areas. Several factors played into that result, such as management and/or weather. In this article, we cover Cercospora’s effects on the 2017 growing season from northern North Dakota to southern Minnesota.
Agronomy Manager, Jerry Christenson, reflects upon 40 years with American Crystal
By Mike Spieker
The retirement bells rang this fall for one of American Crystal Sugar Company’s longest and most valued employees. Jerry Christenson, agronomy manager for American Crystal, stepped down after four decades with the United States’ largest beet sugar manufacturer.
Schatzke Farms of Wheatland, N.D. has seen tremendous change over
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