Sugar beet

{Beta vulgaris}
Sugar Beet Multiple Crowns

Spotting a Boron Deficiency

Boron deficiency in sugar beet resulting in formation of multiple crowns.

Sugar Beet Heart Rot

Spotting a Boron Deficiency

Heart rot in sugar beet, a common symptom of boron deficiency.

Boron Deficiency in Sugar Beet

Boron deficiency characteristically causes the death of the growing point and the development of a black heart rot. Before the deficiency has reached this stage, the leaves, which may have cracked petioles, will have become progressively smaller and somewhat misshapen. After the death of the growing point, small bunches of leaves develop in the older leaf axils and the crown is very liable to become hollow and rot.

Soil Application (Suggested rates of application)

  Granubor 2 Fertibor
LBS./ACRE 6-18 6-18
KG/HA 6.75 - 20.25 6.75 - 20.25

Foliar Application (Suggested rates of application)

  Solubor
LBS./ACRE 4-13
KG/HA 4.5 - 14.625

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