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Fall and spring tillage effects on sugarbeet production

Tarkalson, D.D. and Bjorneberg, D.L. and Moore, Amber (2016) Fall and spring tillage effects on sugarbeet production. Journal of Sugar Beet Research. 52(3 & 4):30-38. 19 May 2016.

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The ability to vary primary tillage timing between fall and spring for sugarbeet production could benefit producers by providing flexibility for when field work occurs and may allow earlier planting in the spring. This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of strip and conventional tillage conducted in the spring and fall under various N supply levels on sugarbeet production in the northwest U.S. The treatments included tillage time (fall and spring), tillage system (moldboard plow, chisel plow and strip tillage), and N supply (5 levels including a control). The study was conducted in Kimberly, ID in 2008 and 2009 on a Portneuf silt loam. Within each year and tillage type, estimated recoverable sucrose and root yields were not different between fall and spring tillage timings. These data suggest that sugarbeet growers in the northwest U.S. have flexibility in timing their tillage practices across various tillage systems.

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 1586
Subjects: Irrigated crops > Sugarbeet
Soil > Tillage
Depositing User: Users 6 not found.
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2016 16:42
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2016 16:42
Item ID: 1629