ISSUE #371

371 - 1999 Detaild Harvest Data

11-16-1999

The yield and quality data shown below are preliminary figures. Final figures may vary slightly.

Receiving StationTons/Acre% SugarNitrate Grade% SLMRecoverable Sugar
Per TonPer Acre
Moorhead Yard 20.0 17.16  2.6  1.34  316  6320 
Hitterdal 18.1 16.98  2.5  1.33  313  5665 
C-W 20.9 17.19  2.2  1.40  316  6604 
Casselton 21.1 17.19  2.6  1.42  315  6647 
Kindred 22.2 17.30  2.5  1.43  317  7037 
Amenia 20.8 17.29  2.5  1.37  318  6614 
Perley 18.6 16.99  2.9  1.40  312  5803 
Felton 18.7 17.21  2.6  1.33  318  5947 
Sabin 20.1 17.09  2.5  1.39  314  6311 
Glyndon 20.3 17.20  2.4  1.30  318  6455 
Moorhead District Avg. 19.7 17.16  2.6  1.36  316  6225 
             
Hillsboro Yard 19.0 17.36  2.7  1.38  320  6080 
Waukon 17.2 16.84  2.4  1.28  311  5349 
Ada West 18.7 17.20  2.8  1.39  316  5909 
Ada North 20.6 16.95  2.9  1.40  311  6407 
Midway 18.5 17.28  2.9  1.42  317  5865 
Reynolds 21.4 16.92  3.2  1.43  310  6634 
Hillsboro District Avg. 19.4 17.12  2.9  1.39  315  6111 
             
Crookston Yard 22.4 17.24  2.7  1.30  319  7146 
Nielsville 20.8 17.29  2.8  1.37  318  6614 
Eldred 22.4 17.26  2.8  1.36  318  7123 
Scandia 19.0 17.23  2.9  1.36  317  6023 
Warren 16.1 17.12  2.8  1.35  315  5072 
O'Meara 15.4 16.99  2.6  1.28  314  4836 
Crookston District Avg. 22.0 17.25  2.7  1.32  319  7018 
             
EGF Yard 20.4 17.12  2.9  1.36  315  6426 
Ardoch 22.1 17.51  3.1  1.44  321  7094 
Voss 22.9 17.55  3.1  1.45  322  7374 
Oslo 19.1 17.36  3.2  1.47  318  6074 
Argyle 18.3 17.29  3.1  1.38  318  5819 
Alvarado 16.6 17.17  3.0  1.38  316  5246 
EGF District Avg. 19.2 17.22  3.0  1.38  317  6086 
             
Drayton Yard 19.1 18.04  3.2  1.49  331  6322 
McArthur 20.1 18.32  3.0  1.53  336  6754 
Bathgate 20.8 18.11  2.7  1.45  333  6926 
Hamilton 20.3 17.83  3.2  1.51  326  6618 
Nash 19.3 17.62  3.5  1.50  322  6215 
Grafton 21.2 17.71  3.3  1.52  324  6869 
Humboldt 19.2 18.16  2.8  1.45  334  6413 
Stephen 17.8 17.12  3.2  1.43  314  5589 
St. Thomas 20.6 17.27  3.7  1.53  315  6489 
Kennedy 19.3 17.60  3.1  1.46  323  6234 
Drayton District Avg. 19.7 17.81  3.2  1.49  326  6422 
             
RRV AVERAGE 19.9 17.37  2.9  1.40  319  6348 
1999 - 2000 Sugarbeet Storage Piles (Tons)
  Non DeepfreezeDeepfreeze
 StockpileStorage PilesStorage PilesOutsideDeepfreeze
DistrictTons20' or less> 20'Deep FreezeBuildings
Moorhead 1,696,012 476,907 663,043 454,486 101,576
Hillsboro 1,297,730 265,622 459,717 444,942 127,449
Crookston 1,533,094 385,313 672,405 370,939 104,437
East Grand Forks 1,446,069 366,398 343,370 552,189 184,112
Drayton 2,468,663 514,311 1,426,933 344,697 182,722
Red River Valley 8,441,568 2,008,551 3,565,468 2,167,253 700,296
  % of Total 23.8% 42.2% 25.7% 8.3%

The 1999 crop went into storage in excellent shape because of the ideal temperatures and relatively low tare. If we experience normal to below normal temperatures during the upcoming storage season, our storage success should be greatly improved over the 1998 crop.

In general, our delivery plan is as follows:

Splitting Piles

  1. Split the storage piles that are greater than 20' in height

    • Piles higher than 20' do not dissipate the heat or cool down as fast as a lower pile.

  2. Split or strip the storage piles 20' in height or less

    • Once the high piles have been split, we can split the lower piles as long as they are wide enough to leave enough mass and a square top on the shoulders. If this can't be accomplished, the pile will be stripped where one side of the pile is picked up.

  3. Pick up shoulders of split piles 20' in height or less

    • Pile temperatures can fluctuate with the ambient air temperature in these lower shoulders because there is less mass to keep cold. There is also a greater [pile surface to tons piled] ratio which is not desireable.

  4. Pick up shoulds of split piles greater than 20'

    • These will be the last non deepfreeze beets to be processed.

Deepfreeze

  1. Culvert piles without fans

    • (In order of delivery). In 1998 we found that pre-cooling could be accomplished by placing culverts under the piles without having to force air.

  2. Deepfreeze at outside stations
  3. Outside deepfreeze in the factory yards
  4. Deepfreeze buildings