Beet Harvest Going Well — American Crystal general agronomist Tyler Grove says the cooperative has been working around the areas impacted by rains. "We're getting beets in anywhere we can.” Grove says the sugar content and yields have been good. “Sugar content is a little easier. Even with the rain, we’re pleased with how things are progressing. We are still in the 29.7 (ton) yielding range estimate.”
Minn-Dak Pre-Pile Underway — Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative vice president of agriculture Tom Knudsen says it will be a short sugarbeet pre-pile campaign this year. If conditions look favorable the first week of October, the cooperative will transition into harvest. Knudsen says 2017 could be another record-breaking year for tonnage. “Right around 32 tons. That’s starting to drift south. We’ll see what impact the rain has. We’d like to stay at or below 30 tons, because anything more will be too much to swallow. We’d likely have to leave those in the field. We’ll confirm as harvest moves forward and see where we end up.”
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September 18, 2017 at 09:34AM
American Crystal General Agronomist, Tyler Grove, gives a cercospora update for growers in the Red River Valley.
Courtesy of the Red River Farm Network.
American Crystal Sugar Company general agronomist, Tyler Grove, remains concerned about the effects the lingering cold, wet weather will have on seedling beets.
“It’s going to take some investigative work by the staff, growers, and consultants to try to sort out what’s out there and what remains,” he said. “The weather forecast doesn’t look too conducive to try to sort that out, even in the short term, so we have to wait until this system passes and see what we have.”
Grove reminds growers to be patient once things start drying and warming up.
“The thing about planting is you only get one shot a really good seedbed,” he continued. “With seed choices and all the seed treatments that are out there… Choose your varieties and locations wisely and be cognitive that you might not get exactly what you want for seed and seed options the next time.”
Source: Red River Farm Network