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Beet Sugar Corps in Southern Minnesota Transports Record Yields

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Beet Sugar Corps in Southern Minnesota Transports Record Yields

The Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative has received a record harvest.

Todd Geselius, vice president of agriculture, said yields of 36.5 tonnes per acre exceed the historical record of 30.3.

He says early plantings and timely showers in the brownfield prepared decent crops.

“And it started to rain around mid-August. I think Beet had a very broad root system and was able to find the nutrients and water needed to continue (and) and it rains. And they had a lot of water and we mineralized some nitrogen and it stayed warm. “

Geselius says, unfortunately, this year’s good harvest produced more than the Co-Op could handle.

“So we had to leave about 20 percent of the acres unharvested.”

Renville-based companies recommend removing the summits from those acres and letting the beets rot naturally in the soil.



Beet Sugar Corps in Southern Minnesota Transports Record Yields

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