Visit Us at the 2017 PNVA Conference

The annual PNVA Conference is fast approaching and will be held November 15th & 16th at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, Washington.  For over 30 years the Pacific Northwest Vegetable Association has been hosting this annual event.  Also, Germains is looking forward to hosting our second tradeshow exhibit at booth #48. This year […]

Michigan Sugar Company Annual Variety Tour

Each year Michigan Sugar Company conducts its annual Official Sugarbeet Variety Tour (OVT) in “Thumb of Michigan”. This two-day event allows sugarbeet breeders and company personnel to evaluate variety research conducted by Michigan Sugar Company and Michigan State University Sugarbeet Advancement. Michigan’s variety evaluation program is somewhat unique compared to other areas. For varieties to […]

Early or Prepile Sugarbeet Harvest

As summer starts to fade, sugar beet growers anticipate the harvest season.  Many sugar cooperatives throughout the country use early or prepile sugarbeet harvest as a management tool.  Early harvest ensures that the sugarbeet crop can be harvested so that the whole crop can be processed during the factories campaign.  The middle of August through […]