There are some sugarbeet diseases that can live in the soil for multiple growing seasons. University of Minnesota Sugarbeet Pathologist Ashok Chanda says there are alternatives to plan for disease resistance going into this growing season. “There are options for really good varieties with tolerance for Cercospora.” Early fungicide applications are critical. “You want to keep the fungus away from these beets, it’s going to help you in the later part of the season for disease control.”
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