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Sugar Beet

Edited by Philip Draycott 
Blackwell  January 2006  



Hardback  496 pp, 248 illus.  ISBN 9781405119115      £180.00
Sugar beet, alongside sugar cane, is the main source of sugar across the world. Grown widely in Europe, North and South America, Asia and parts of North Africa, the crop is at the core of a multi-billion dollar global industry.

A. Philip Draycott has gathered 32 international experts to create this defining text, providing a comprehensive review of the latest research in a clear and accessible form, providing the reader with:

  • Definitive account of this major world crop
  • Coverage of all aspects of successful sugar beet growing
  • Over 2,500 references from international literature
  • Colour images to assist in the identification of sugar beet pests, diseases and nutrient deficiencies
All those involved with the crop, including growers and processors, sugar beet and sugar organisations and society members will find this book to be an invaluable resource. Agricultural and plant scientists, food scientists and technologists and all libraries in research institutions where these subjects are studied and taught will find it a valuable addition to their shelves.

Contents

Foreword
Preface and Acknowledgements

    1 Introduction
    2 Development of sugar beet
    3 Plant structure and crop physiology
    4 Genetics and breeding
    5 Seed production and quality
    6 Soil tillage and crop establishment
    7 Agronomy
    8 Nutrition - nitrogen
    9 Nutrition - phosphorus, sulphur, potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and micronutrients - liming and nutrient deficiencies
    10 Water use and irrigation
    11 Virus diseases
    12 Fungal and bacterial diseases
    13 Pests
    14 Weeds and weed control
    15 Storage
    16 Root quality and processing
    17 Co-products
Index

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