Sugarbeet harvest 2015…and so it begins!

Written by: Erin Hill

Primary Source:   MSU Weeds.com Blog

Here are a couple photos from our first of two sugarbeet harvests yesterday up at the Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center.

 

The crew up on top of the sugarbeet harvester for taking weights and collecting samples for sugar analysis

The crew up on top of the sugarbeet harvester; taking weights and collecting samples for sugar analysis

Sugarbeets entering the scale and being sub-sampled

Sugarbeets entering the scale and being sub-sampled

Tying the sample bags atop a moving harvester takes some creative tactics.

Tying the sample bags atop a moving harvester takes some creative tactics.

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Erin Hill
I am interested in weed ecology as it pertains to agricultural production. I am also interested in field crop and vegetable production systems, the use of cover crops and other sustainable practices, herbicide resistance, and environmental preservation.