||Improved crop quality.
||Larry Smith, Joseph Giles
||Improved sample quality for tare lab, better beet storage and on-farm-profit.
||Larry Smith, Mohamed Khan
||Effective Cercospora control at the least cost possible.
|Rhizomania management with cultural practices.
||Joseph Giles, John Lamb, Larry Smith
||N, planting date, variety selection, and plant population management for maximum on-farm-profit.
|Control of soil borne fungal pathogens.
||Minimizing impact of Aphanomyces and Rhizoctonia seedling diseases and root rots on sugarbeet yield and quality.
|Control of the sugarbeet root maggot.
||Mark Boetel, Larry Smith
||Minimize yield and quality reduction with least cost control measures. Very promising new seed treatment is being tested.
|Tile drainage and sugarbeet production.
||Gary Sands, Joachim Wiersma
||Determine feasibility of tile drainage.
|Sand syndrome effects on sugarbeet yield.
||Larry Smith, Dave Franzen, Carol Windels
||Enhanced yield and quality on light textured soils.
|Wheat and corn residue management for sugarbeets.
||Maximize yields in different crop rotations.
|Banded (starter) P use
||Maintain yield and quality with $5 to $10 lower cost per acre.
|Weed control with micro-rates.
||Maximize weed control at least possible cost.
|Evaluate new Roundup Ready variety event.
||Be positioned to most effectively use this technology when it's available.
|Dual Magnum use.
||Management practices designed to maximize weed control and minimize crop injury.
|Grower meetings, plot tours, current publications, sugarbeet institute, grower consultations.
||Mohamed Khan, Larry Smith, Alan Dexter, Joseph Giles, Others
||Inform and educate growers on latest advances in sugarbeet production.
|Wireworm, springtails, cutworm, lygus bug and white grub control
||Mark Boetel, Ian McRae
||Develop economic thresholds and least cost control methods.
|N management strategies mostly for Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative.
||Maximize crop quality and maintain yields.
|Monitor Cercospora resistance to fungicides.
||Gary Secor, Neil Gudmestad
||Ensure long term cost effective Cercospora control.
|Planter test stand clinics.
||Joseph Giles, Norm Cattanach, Randy Nelson
||Maximize stand establishment, stand uniformity and crop harvestability, reduce storage losses
|Improving crop growth with liming.
||Larry Smith, Joseph Giles, Alan Dexter, Carl Bradley, Carol Windels
||Reduce effects of sand syndrome, Aphanomyces, and pesticide carryover and low PH on sugarbeet yield and quality.
|Evaluation of non-traditional products.
||Larry Smith, Joseph Giles, Alan Dexter
||Test new products for benefits to provide product purchasing data to growers.
|Precision fertility management.
||Albert Sims, Dave Franzen, Larry Smith, John Lamb, George Rehm
||Evaluate zone fertility management and other precision ag practices.
|The contribution of the MN, ND, and Sidney, MT beet industries to the regions economy.
||Develop current economic impact data to support continued need for industry during trade negotiations.
|Fine tuning N management for Sidney, MT area.
||Jerry Bergman, Joyce Eckhoff, Charles Flynn
||Improve crop quality and maintain yield and profitability.
|Cercospora management for NW North Dakota and NE Montana.
||Jerry Bergman, Barry Jacobson
||Cost effective Cercospora control.
|Evaluate new Rhizomania strains and their virulence.
||Maintaining effective resistant varieties for grower use.