Commercial sugar beet cultivars evaluated for rhizomania resistance and storability in Idaho, 2012

Strausbaugh, C.A. and Eujayl, Imad A. (2013) Commercial sugar beet cultivars evaluated for rhizomania resistance and storability in Idaho, 2012. Plant Disease Management Reports. 7:p. FC116.

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Abstract

Rhizomania caused by Beet necrotic yellow vein virus (BNYVV) and storage losses are serious sugar beet production problems. To identify sugar beet cultivars with resistance to BNYVV and evaluate storability, 26 commercial cultivars were screened by growing them in a sugar beet field infested with BNYVV in Kimberly, ID during the 2012 growing season in a randomized complete block design with 4 replications. At harvest on 3 October 2012, roots were dug and evaluated for symptoms of rhizomania and also placed in an indoor commercial sugar beet storage building. After 134 days in storage, samples were evaluated for surface rot, weight loss, and sucrose loss. Surface root rot ranged from 35 to 94%, weight loss ranged from 7.9 to 14.0%, sucrose losses ranged from 37 to 81%, and estimated recoverable sucrose ranged from 811 to 7,112 lb/A. Given these response ranges, selecting cultivars for rhizomania resistance and combining it with storability will lead to considerable economic benefit for the sugar beet industry.

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 1473
Subjects: Irrigated crops > Sugarbeet > Rhizomania
Irrigated crops > Sugarbeet
Depositing User: Michelle Wayment
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2014 23:34
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2014 23:34
Item ID: 1525
URI: https://eprints.nwisrl.ars.usda.gov/id/eprint/1525

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