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Sugarbeet (Beta vulgaris L.) storage quality in large outdoor piles is impacted by pile management but not by nitrogen fertilizer or cultivar

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dc.contributor.author Van Eerd, L.L.
dc.contributor.author Congreves, K.A.
dc.contributor.author Zandstra, J.W.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-17T14:06:16Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-17T14:06:16Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Van Eerd, L. L., Congreves, K. A., and Zandstra, J. W. 2012. Sugar beet ( Beta vulgaris L.) storage quality in large outdoor piles is impacted by pile management but not by nitrogen fertilizer or cultivar. Canadian Journal of Plant Science. 92: 1-11 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1918-1833
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/7547
dc.description.abstract Even though storage results in lower sucrose recovery from sugar beets, physical constraints dictate that a significant proportion of the sugar beet crop can be stored up to 120 d before processing. From 2006 to 2010, N fertilization (0-220 kg N ha-1), sugar beet cultivar, and pile management method were independently evaluated to determine their effects on sugar beet storability in large outdoor piles. At harvest, five representative sugar beet samples from the N and cultivar field trials were placed in a large outdoor storage pile. Sugar beet quality assessments were taken at harvest and three times over the storage season. On the last retrieval date only, sugar beet samples were retrieved from piles managed via the length- vs. end-removal method. Although there were differences among N treatments and cultivars in sugar beet quality at harvest, there were no storage date by N treatment or storage date by cultivar interactions for any parameters measured indicating that N fertilization or cultivar did not influence the ability to maintain sugar beet quality in large outdoor piles. The lengthremoval method of pile management had better quality sugar beets compared with the standard end-removal method. Hence, sugar beet producers do not need to modify production practices to optimize storability, but sugar beet processors can improve sucrose recovery by removing sugar beets lengthwise along both sides of large piles as opposed to the standard end-removal method. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the Agricultural Adaptation Council and the Alberta Agriculture and Food Program; Ontario Sugarbeet Growers Association; Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Canadian Journal of Plant Science en_US
dc.subject Sucrose en_US
dc.subject pile removal en_US
dc.subject ammonium nitrogen fertilizer en_US
dc.subject variety en_US
dc.subject EuroMaus en_US
dc.title Sugarbeet (Beta vulgaris L.) storage quality in large outdoor piles is impacted by pile management but not by nitrogen fertilizer or cultivar en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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