SESVanderHave Sugarbeet Seed Regional Sales Manager Nick Revier says the sugarbeets being harvested at pre-pile for the American Crystal Sugar Company have variable yields. “We’re hearing yields ranging from 10 to 30 tons. If you caught a shot of rain, you’re probably pleased with what you’re getting. If you’ve missed most of the rains, you’re probably disappointed. Where we see the bigger tons, the sugar is a bit lower, around 15.5 to 16 percent. Where there are smaller beets, there are sugars at 17 percent. We’re not going to set record yields or high sugar quality this year.” A considerable amount of the crop has been harvested during pre-pile. “With good harvest weather, the full campaign may be done in two weeks or less.” Hear the story.