Soil Characteristics and Nutrition of Poor-yielding Sugarbeet Areas

A research project to gather soil and topographic information about areas where sugar beets yield poorly. the information may help determine what can be done to ameliorate these poor yielding areas.

IPNI-2001-USA-ND11

2001 Observations Two sites were studied in 2000 and 2001: one near Glyndon, MN and the other near Galchutt, ND. The ND site indicated that affected zones showed distinct signs of soil erosion in the past. Soil colors were darker at depths of 8-10 inches, which suggests that the A horizon had been truncated and replaced by windblown sands having much lower organic matter content. Read more


Year of initiation:2001
Year of completion:2001
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Interpretive Summary

2002

Soil Characteristics and Nutrition of Poor-Yielding Sugarbeet Area, 2002 Sugarbeet growers in the Red River Valley have experienced poor yields in relatively linear areas of fields. Although these areas produce high yielding rotational crops, such as small grains or corn, sugarbeet growth and yields are reduced. Plant growth in these areas begins later than adjacent areas in the field located on similar soil mapping units.

2001

Soil characteristics and nutrition of poor-yielding sugarbeet areas, 2001 Sugarbeet growers in the Red River Valley have experienced poor yields in relatively linear areas of fields. Although these areas produce high yielding rotational crops, such as small grains or corn, sugarbeet growth and yields are reduced. Plant growth in these areas begins later than adjacent areas in the field located on similar soil mapping units.


Updates & Reports

2002

2002 Annual Report

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2001 Observations

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Project Description

2001

Methodology

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Investigators

2001

Objectives

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Justification


Project Leader

David Franzen, North Dakota State University


Project Cooperators

Mohamed Kahn
David Hopkins


IPNI Staff

T. S. Murrell


Location

Americas \ Northern America \ USA \ North Dakota


Topics

crop quality, soil fertility and productivity, soil sampling, soil testing

sugarbeet