Extension Sugarbeet Specialist Mohamed Khan says the sugarbeet crop is pretty good in general. However, the Southern Minnesota Sugarbeet Cooperative area has been too wet. Root rot could be a problem for the crop. “It’s so wet we can’t even get into the fields. We will know about that later. Hopefully, we don’t have too much of those, but the likelihood of soil borne disease has become much more higher.” Cercospora control should be top of mind for beet growers. “They have to mix different classes of fungicides when they’re applying fungicides. Otherwise, we won’t have good control.”
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