Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative will begin its pre-pile campaign on Tuesday. Vice President of Agriculture Todd Geselius says early August rains really helped. “We feel good where we are at right now. The last root samples, taken earlier this month, were the best we’ve ever had. Right now, we’re forecasting a 29 ton crop.” Geselius says early beet quality is very good due to the limited rainfall. Cercospora hasn’t been a big problem this season. “That’s due to two reasons, the dry weather and our growers have been really working at it. That’s really paying off and we’re seeing very little cercospora.”
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