American Society of Sugar Beet Technologists


2017 Biennial Meeting  -  Program

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March 2 

Section A, Agronomy
Regency B

Session Leader:  Jim Stewart 

7:55     Announcements 

8:00     Spring seeded cover crop at Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative a success story.
            Bloomquist, Mark W.*, Jody K. Steffel, Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative, P.O. Box 500, Renville, MN  56284.   

8:20       Foliage application of natural plant compound on sugar crops increases sugar yield.
              Libsack, Steve A. *, Frank J. Turano, Kathleen A. Turano, Plant Sensory Systems, LLC, 1450 South Rolling Road, Baltimore, MD 21227.   

8:40     Constraints for sugar beet growth in autumn strip tillage on Central European loess soil.
            Koch, Heinz-Josef1* And Daniel Laufer1, 1Institute of Sugar Beet Research, Holtenser Landstr. 77, 37079 Goettingen, Germany.   

9:00     How crop records can provide valuable information for developing a successful Cercospora leaf spot management program.
Pratt, David V.*, Michael D. Weiss, Jon B. Alexander. Michigan Sugar Company 122 Uptown Dr. Suite 300, Bay City, Mi 48708.   

9:20      Improved sugar beet storage management via remote data collection, monitoring, and reporting of long-term ventilated storage conditions.
Kahre, Scott M., Castle Mountain Technology LLC, 3 Boone Rd., Garden Valley, ID 83622.   

9:40      Sugarbeet cyst nematode management using tolerant varieties, biological seed treatments, new compounds and chemistries.
Hafez, Saad L.*, University of Idaho Research and Extension, 29603 UofI Lane, Parma, ID 83660.  

10:00   Break 

10:20   Forum: Variety Approval  (Moderator Mark Bloomquist) 

12:00   Lunch