Influence of beet necrotic yellow vein virus on sugar beet storability

Strausbaugh, C.A. and Rearick, E. and Camp, S. and Gallian, J.J. and Dyer, A.T. (2008) Influence of beet necrotic yellow vein virus on sugar beet storability. Plant Disease. 92:581-587. March 2008.

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Abstract

Rhizomania caused by Beet necrotic yellow vein virus (BNYVV) and storage losses are serious sugar beet production problems. To investigate the influence of BNYVV on storability, six sugar beet cultivars varying for resistance to BNYVV were grown in 2005 and 2006 in southern Idaho fields with and without BNYVV-infested soil. At harvest, samples from each cultivar were placed in an outdoor ventilated pile in Twin Falls, ID and were removed at 40-day intervals starting at the end of October. After 144 and 142 days in storage, sugar reduction across cultivars averaged 20 and 13% without and 68 and 21% with BNYVV for the 2005 and 2006 roots, respectively. In the December samplings, frozen root area was 1 and 2% without and 25 and 41% with BNYVV for the 2005 and 2006 roots, respectively. Root rot was always worse with stored roots from BYNVV-infested soil in December, January, and February samplings. Root weight loss was variable in 2005; however, in 2006, an increase in weight reduction always was associated with BNYVV-infested roots. In order to prevent losses in rhizomania-infested areas, cultivars should be selected for storability as well as rhizomania resistance.

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 1244
Subjects: Irrigated crops > Sugarbeet > Storage
Irrigated crops > Sugarbeet > Rhizomania
Depositing User: Carl Strausbaugh
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2008 21:42
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2016 16:08
Item ID: 1266
URI: https://eprints.nwisrl.ars.usda.gov/id/eprint/1266

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