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Betaseed has been providing high quality sugarbeet varieties to California growers for over 30 years and has verified that a grower in the Imperial Valley growing region of California has set a new yield record with a Betaseed variety.
In 2019, Baja Farms, using Betaseed 5460 in a 73-acre field, averaged 80.69 ton per acre with 16.31% sugar content which produced 22,378 pounds of “recoverable” sugar per acre.
World records are not new to Betaseed. In 2011, Baja Farms, using Betaseed 4521R in a 70-acre field, averaged 78.71 ton per acre with 15.89% sugar content. Congratulations to Baja Farms for setting a new world record for a second time.
Ben Abatti Jr. and wife Judy along with sons Braden and Ben the 3rd, have been farming at Baja Farms for 44 years. Of the many different crops on their 4,500-acre farm such as alfalfa, wheat, carrots, thyme, parsley, etc., they also grow 1,200 acres of sugarbeet. “Thanks to the plant breeders and all others at Betaseed. Their varieties are keeping Baja Farms in business,” said Ben Abatti Jr.
Betaseed, Inc., headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota is the market leader in sugarbeet seed. Betaseed has had a longstanding commitment to the beet sugar industry focusing on the development of new varieties to improve the efficiency and profitability of sugar production.
For more information about Betaseed, visit betaseed.com.