Southern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Sugar Beets
July 31, 2019
Sugar beets are one of the major raw materials for sugar manufactured in the United States. Sugar beet profits are based on three key factors: beet yield, sucrose content and sucrose recovery efficiency. Nutrients, especially nitrogen (N), can affect all three factors. Based on the most current information available, this guide contains updated recommendations for fertilizer applications needed to achieve optimum sugar beet yields.
Authors: Olga S. Walsh, David Tarkalson, Amber Moore, Greg Dean, David Elison, Jeffrey Stark, Oliver Neher, Bradford Brown