The purpose of the Research & Education Advisory Council is to be a central trusted source of information for the grower/owners and staff of Michigan Sugar Company, as well as to advocate and participate in the advancement of the industry as a whole. The goal of the Council is to promote and assemble reasearch projects and agronomy information from a wide range of sources, and to facilitate various educational efforts through multiple mediums in order to increase productivity and profitability for all stakeholders.
Sugarbeet Variety Selection Sets the Foundation for Higher ProfitabilityAdded on November 11, 2013
Consider yield and sugar potential when selecting sugarbeet varieties but do not underestimate the importance of disease and pest resistance.
Sugarbeet Plant Health at Harvest Can Identify Production IssuesAdded on November 11, 2013
Taking time at harvest to examine sugarbeet roots and leaves is a good way to get a handle on some growing season issues.
Tops on Preferred to Tops Off When it Comes to Sugarbeet Freeze ProtectionAdded on November 05, 2013
When freezing temperatures threaten at sugarbeet harvest time be sure that beet canopies are left intact and not defoliated.
Safety First When Harvesting SugarbeetsAdded on October 23, 2013
Sugarbeet harvest involves a lot of equipment and people. Growers should take a little extra time and precautions to make it a safe harvest.
Sugarbeet Disease Pressure Has Been Low in 2013Added on September 26, 2013
Cercospora leaf spot and Rhizoctonia rot root levels have been low in Michigan for 2013. Late season dry conditions are conducive to powdery mildew development.
Dry Conditions Will Impact Sugarbeet Harvest QualityAdded on September 20, 2013
Harvesting sugarbeets under dry conditions can increase harvest loss and increase sugar content.
Pesticide Pre-harvest IntervalsAdded on August 26, 2013
Pesticide Pre-harvest Intervals
Establishment of Oilseed Radish in Sugarbeet RotationsAdded on August 05, 2013
In sugarbeet growing areas, oilseed radish should be established in early August, using only varieties that are a sugarbeet cyst nematode trap crop.
Use of Non-traditional Materials in SugarbeetAdded on August 05, 2013
Sugarbeet producers should be aware that substituting unproven non-traditional crop
production materials for proven ones can be risky.
Rain Fastness of Sugarbeet FungicidesAdded on July 23, 2013
Sugarbeet Cercospora leaf spot fungicide rain fastness can vary from leaf dry to two hours depending on the material being applied.
Sugarbeet Cercospora Fungicide Resistance ManagementAdded on July 23, 2013
Successful management of Cercospora leaf spot fungicide resistance must involve everyone.
2013 Sugarbeet Cyst Nematode SamplingAdded on June 24, 2013
It's that time again to take samples for sugarbeet cyst nematode. PLEASE.... remember when collecting samples to include root hairs with all your samples. This will help make identification of sugarbeet cyst nematodes quicker.
Quadris Top - Not For SugarbeetsAdded on June 18, 2013
Michigan Sugar Company has been promoting resistant management practices, especially tank-mixing different modes-of-actions with our fungicides and herbicides programs; however, you need to be aware of one product that is not for use in sugarbeets.
Quadris Top has two active ingredients (two different modes-of-actions), which offer growers a high level of activity and reliability for complete control of many important plant diseases on a wide range of crops, except sugarbeets.
Quadris Top has two main active ingredients, Azoxystrobin 18.2% and Difenoconazole 11.4%, which are found in Quadris and Inspire. Quadris Top is not labeled for sugarbeets, thus is illegal to use on sugarbeets. Attached is a label for Quadris Top.
The main selling point is that Quadris Top provides high intrinsic activity, excellent rainfastness and rapid uptake with translaminar movement of Difenoconazole and xylem-mobile movement of Azoxystrobin.
Quadris Application Timing is ImportantAdded on June 11, 2013
Quadris Application Timing is Important to Protect Sugarbeets from Rhizoctonia
A well timed application of Quadris can significantly reduce Rhizoctonia root rot in Sugarbeets.
LeafminersAdded on June 07, 2013
Spray Tank Mixing Order Important to Minimize Nozzle PluggingAdded on May 30, 2013
When spray tank mixing fungicide products always continue agitation and fully
dissolve wettable powder type materials first.
Make Sure Products are Compatible When Tank Mixing Spray PartnersAdded on May 30, 2013
When tank mixing two or more pesticides or pesticide-fertilizer combinations, use a
Factors to Consider for Sugarbeet ReplantingAdded on April 30, 2013
Thorough field evaluation is advised when determining the need to replant
Planting Sugarbeets in Warm Soil Will Increase Seedling DiseasesAdded on April 30, 2013
Sugarbeets planted in warm moist soils will have an increased risk of seedling
diseases such as Rhizoctonia, Pythium, Aphanomyces and Fusarium.
Managing sugarbeet cyst nematodesAdded on April 04, 2013
Ten Keys for Higher Sugarbeet Quality (Tip #7)
Managing sugarbeet cyst nematodes is one of the ten key components to improveAdded on April 04, 2013
Ten Keys for Higher Sugarbeet Quality (Tip #7)
Controlling Rhizoctonia root rot is one of the ten key components to improveAdded on March 15, 2013
Ten Keys for Higher Sugarbeet Quality (Tip #6)
Nitrogen rate and application method is one of the ten key components to improveAdded on March 15, 2013
Ten Keys to Higher Sugarbeet Quality (Tip #5)
Narrow rows are one of the ten key components to improve sugarbeet quality.Added on March 15, 2013
Ten Keys for Higher Sugarbeet Quality (Tip #4)
Optimum plant population is one of the ten key components to improve sugarbeetAdded on March 15, 2013
Ten Keys for Higher Sugarbeet Quality (Tip #3)
Early planting is one of the ten key components to improve sugarbeetAdded on March 15, 2013
Ten Keys for Higher Sugarbeet Quality (Tip #2)
Variety Selection is one of ten key components to improve sugarbeetAdded on March 15, 2013
Ten Keys for Higher Sugarbeet Quality (Tip #1)
Select Sugarbeet Varieties to Match Traits Needed for Each Individual FieldAdded on November 14, 2012
Sugarbeet variety selection is a key component to minimize production problems associated with each individual field.
Controlling Roundup Ready CanolaAdded on May 31, 2012
Controlling Roundup Ready Canola Article
Weed Resistance ManagementAdded on May 29, 2012
Article on Weed Resistance Management
Super Tin Safety informationAdded on March 13, 2012