In 2014, there were 270 million metric tons of sugar beets produced worldwide according to FAOSTAT. From sugar beet pulp used for livestock feed to table sugar used for human consumption, sugar beets are an extremely important crop.
Soil moisture is critical for sugar beet germination. Knowing the water requirements will help you achieve optimal growth and yields from your sugar beet plants. With proper irrigation management, plant development can be improved during germination and emergence.
irrigation.education offers a Crop Types: Sugar Beet Overview course that will teach you the anatomy and growth stages of a sugar beet plant, plant water requirements, and best irrigation methods for sugar beets. You can also play a fun Beet the Heat game to test your knowledge on sugar beets.This free, easy-to-use resource will give you a better understanding of how sugar beets grow, and what you as a grower can do to maximize yields.
If you already have an account, you can click the button below to log in to irrigation.education and take the Crop Types: Sugar Beet Overview course. If you would like to sign up for a free account, click the sign up button below to register for irrigation training! You can then search for "sugar beet" in the upper right hand corner of your screen, and click "Crop Types: Sugar Beet Overview." Click the "launch" button to begin learning!