Nematicides improve sugar beet yields
Demetrios G. Kontaxis
Ivan J. Thomason, University of California
Will Crites, Shell Chemical Company
Harold Lembright, Dow Chemical Company
Robert W. Hagemann
California Agriculture 31(4):10-11. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v031n04p10.
Treating sugar beet plots with fumigants or granular nematicides dramatically increased yields over those from check plots, but treatment would be unprofitable at current sugar prices.
Demetrios G. Kontaxis is Farm Advisor (Plant Pathology-Nematology), Cooperative Extension, Imperial County (Court House, El Centro, California 92243); Ivan J. Thomason is Assistant Director of Cooperative Extension and Professor, Department of Nematology, University of California, Riverside; Will Crites is Market/Development Specialist, Agricultural Chemicals, Shell Chemical Company, Walnut Creek, California; Harold Lembright is Field Research and Development Specialist, Dow Chemical Company, Walnut Creek; Robert W. Hagemann is Farm Advisor (Agronomy), Cooperative Extension, Imperial County.