Developing a Nitrogen Calculator for Sugarbeets

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Project Description:

Previous research has led to industry recommendations for fertilizer nitrogen rates for Ontario sugarbeet growers that balance increase root yield and high sugar content. This project aims to develop a nitrogen calculator for Ontario sugarbeets, but needs multiple cooperator sites to gather the needed data. Ideal sites have no or starter-only nitrogen fertilizer applied, so that researchers can apply four nitrogen rates to measure root and sugar yields.

Interested farmers should contact Laura Van Eerd by clicking the “SEARCHING FOR COOPERATORS” heading above.

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Funding Sources:

OMAFRA, Ontario Sugarbeet Growers Association

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