Sodium Chloride on Sugarbeet

Assess the response and need of sodium and chloride for sugar beet production in North Dakota.

IPNI-1996-USA-ND10

Research in the UK has shown that sodium and potassium can substitute for one another as plant nutrients; however, both sodium and potassium are needed to some degree by the sugar beet crop. Sodium increases leaf area early in the growing season and improves the efficiency of leaves under conditions of moderate water stress. Under drier growing conditions, sodium may be responsible for increased root yield and sugar content. Read more


Year of initiation:1996
Year of completion:1999
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Interpretive Summary

Sodium Chloride on Sugarbeet, 1998 Research in the United Kingdom has shown that sodium (Na) and potassium (K) can substitute for one another as plant nutrients; however, both Na and K are needed to some degree by the sugar beet crop. It has been established that Na increases leaf area early in the growing season and improves the efficiency of leaves under conditions of moderate water stress. Under drier growing conditions, Na may be responsible for increased root yield and sugar content.

Sodium Chloride on Sugarbeet, 1997 Research in the UK has shown that sodium and potassium can substitute for one another as plant nutrients; however, both sodium and potassium are needed to some degree by the sugar beet crop. It has been established that sodium increases leaf area early in the growing season and improves the efficiency of leaves under conditions of moderate water stress. Under drier growing conditions, sodium may be responsible for increased root yield and sugar content.

Sodium Chloride on Sugarbeet, 1996 Research in the UK has shown that sodium and potassium can substitute for one another as plant nutrients; however, both sodium and potassium are needed to some degree by the sugar beet crop. Sodium increases leaf area early in the growing season and improves the efficiency of leaves under conditions of moderate water stress. Under drier growing conditions, sodium may be responsible for increased root yield and sugar content.

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Updates & Reports

1998

1998 Annual Report

2001

Project Description

2001

Investigators

2001

Objectives

2001

Methodology


Project Leader

Joseph F. Giles (Professor Emeritus), North Dakota State University


Project Cooperators

Norman Cattanach


IPNI Staff

T. S. Murrell


Location

Americas \ Northern America \ USA \ North Dakota


Topics

4r source, nutrient management

sugarbeet

Chloride (Cl), Sodium (Na)