Events

Amalgamated Youth Sugarbeet Program

With roots dating back to 1897, Amalgamated Sugar Company strives to stay on the cutting edge of all things sugar. To ensure future generations will continue to be involved with the industry and to encourage future talent to seek careers in the industry, they offer the Amalgamated Youth Sugarbeet Program. The Amalgamated Youth Sugarbeet Program […]

Spray Techniques for Sugarbeet Leafspot Control

Best Spray Techniques for Sugarbeet Leafspot Control

Spray equipment has become an essential tool for farms today. Sugarbeet producers may apply eight or more applications of materials to a single crop. Proper setup and operation of sprayers is critical for effective disease, weed control, and nutrient applications. Michigan Sugar Company recently completed a series of four sprayer clinics for growers and agribusiness. […]

Field Loader and Sugarbeet Cleaner

American Society of Sugarbeet Technologist Meeting 2019

The 40th Biennial meeting of the American Society of Sugarbeet Technologist (ASSBT) was held in Anaheim California. The Beet Development Foundation hosts this event which attracts over 400 registered guests including fifty from country’s outside of the USA. Presentations at the event include research results, introductions of new technologies and breakout sessions addressing current/future issues. […]

American Sugarbeet Growers Association Annual Meeting

American Sugarbeet Growers Association 2019 Annual Meeting

The American Sugarbeet Growers Association Annual Meeting was held in Scottsdale Arizona February 3-5. This event was attended by sugarbeet industry representatives from each production area in the USA. Attendees included state sugarbeet grower associations, Sugarbeet Cooperative board members and other industry representatives. Almost 400 individuals participate in conference themed: “Understanding the Issues That Impact […]

Factors that Affect Sucrose Accumulation

Factors That Affect Sucrose Accumulation (Part 1)

Sugarbeets are a unique crop which is unparalleled in its ability to produce and store sucrose. The sugarbeet root is a highly specialized plant organ for carbohydrate storage. Typical sucrose accumulation is generally between 16-20% with 20-23% being attainable. Research is continually being conducted to determine how to attain the highest amount of sucrose in […]

Germains Grand Opening

Germains Seed Technology Celebrates Grand Opening of New Gilroy Facilities

Germains Seed Technology held a Grand Opening to celebrate the completion of their new organic automated processing facility and Research and Development Lab in Gilroy. Germains invested over $7 million in the construction of a new 37,500 sq ft certified organic facility. In addition to the new processing operations, Germains also purchased and renovated the […]

Sugarbeet Variety Trial Tours

2018 Official Sugarbeet Variety Trial Tours

Each sugarbeet growing area in the USA annually conducts official sugarbeet variety trial tours. These tours allow the sugarbeet breeders to tour each growing area to visually evaluate varieties they have developed while assessing the quality of research trials in various regions. Depending on the production area, sugarbeet variety trial tours generally last one to […]

ISF Brisbane

2018 ISF World Congress

The International Seed Federation (ISF) represents the interests of the professional seed industry at the global level. As quality seed is the first step in the production of food, its availability is central to agricultural production in many, if not all, nations. ISF’s mission is to facilitate the international movement of seed for sowing within […]