Sugarbeets

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  1. Copenhagen Tob

    Copenhagen Tob PMA Member

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    I'm just a few miles from the Mississippi , I've had great luck with brassica, the last two years though it got warm around xmas and they did not utilize the bulbs after they got mushy, however they continued to eat all the leaves and stems
     
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    I also have forage and traditional beans planted 50/50, corn, clover plots, brassicas and buck forage oats . Only one year did I skip the oats , that wont happen again. I put them in middle to late august disc lightly and cultipack
     
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    The beets are looking good , I top dressed them with some more urea this afternoon[​IMG]

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    Don't know anything about Sugar Beets . ? How do you feel the deer prefer them over other brassica's same as the brassica mix ? Seems like a lot of risk with these reading through the thread.

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    They require a lot more time to reach maturity than brassicas if you want maximum tonnage, 20 + per acre if nitrogen is put on heavy

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    The deer love em , but I've also had great luck with deer eating all the brassica plots, just trying have a buffet

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    Diversity is great. Fire back on how they do and how deer preference is. Those do look great!!!
    So, did I read that right.... 20 tons of sugarbeat production per acre?!? Wow. That’s nuts. I’d have to run math on corn or other brassicas BUT that sure is a lot of food!!!
    Ok- actually ran it on corn: 175 bushels x 56 lbs is almost 10000 lbs or 5 tons. Hmmmmm. Interesting. That’s a lotta food!! Very cool stuff!
     
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    That's what I read, the tonnage factor is a big one for me as I only have so many acres available , also the digestibility is super for deer

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    Beets are getting timely rains, sprayed gly right after this pic , they'll canopy soon[​IMG]

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    Jackpot!! Looking great & ur pry home free for the season!
    So- on Gly SB’s.... obviously one would buy from Ag source. I know a lot of guys in dakotas that crop em.... do u buy 50 lbs at a time from coop or something?
    Ive got some round up alfalfa in past for some areas the “idiot spray guys” always seem to hit but now with all the pre’s & Glufosinate- almost pointless now. Plus- I do a decent amount of burn down spraying myself unless I’m overloaded. I’d like to mess around with some “farming” of sugar beets & fine with buying Ag quantity - just down in iowa- no one uses em so Didn’t know if anyone has source? I’m sure i can find a place to order.
    Good looking stuff and with 40k lbs per acre- gonna be a feast!
     
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    A buddy of mine got a box up north 12 acres of seed for $2K he sold me an acres worth. It is still cheaper than conventional beets, after you figure in some restricted pesticides and the number of spray applications

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    Almost $200 for seed per acre?!? Wow- that’s more than corn!!!! Whoa!!! Still- well worth it if turns out well. Well- I’ll start saving my pop cans so I buy some for next year. Gonna give em a whirl. Fire ur finished pics & update on deer usage. Looking good!
     
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    Starting to produce bulbs[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Not seeing pics. Hmmmm


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    Pic taken July 26 a lot of growing time yet[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Those look delicious!!! One of guys I know that’s on here says he thinks RR beets may be de-regulated next year (or maybe are). They were a long time ago, then pulled, then for “growers/farmers” only.... chance for everyone again. We shall see. Still ways to do it without Gly but sure would be nice tool for guys with limited time & plots.
    I’m going to put some in next year. I am purposely going to put them next to late July, early August brassicas and see how response & difference is. Lot of food right there and it’ll be fun to try em. I tried 2 new types of plots this year but I’m gonna do at least one new one a year & do more comparison plots.
    CT- I think no deer is gonna disagree with those! Stoked to see how they do through out season!
     
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    Still looking good , a few of the lower leaves turning black , I wonder if from excessive rain[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Wow. Really nice!!!! Yep- too much water in that spot. Probably a fungus. If wanted to- could spray. Looking dang good though. Really nice!!!!
     
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    I might give those a shot next year. Will definitely do it on my top plot that drains well.
     
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    The urea that you use is that pellet or the smaller granular/ powdery type?
     

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