American Society of Sugar Beet Technologists
Proceedings from the 1st Biennial Meeting
January 11-13, 1938
Salt Lake City, Utah
General Session
Address of welcome,
     E. G. Peterson
1
   
Research in the Division of Sugar Plant Inv., U.S.D.A.,
     E. W. Brandos, Chief
3
Sugar and Western Civilization,
     Henry E. Blood, Gov. State of Utah
3
The Development of the Sugar Industry in Utah,
     Heber J. Grant, Pres. L.D.S. Church
6
   
Looking Forward to Better Sugar Beet Production Machinery,
     H. B. Walker, Chief Agr. Eng. Dept. University of Calif.
6
Light and Biologic Effects,
     E. T. Plumb, General Electric Co
9

 
Oral Presentations
 Agronomy  Machinery  Soil & Fert  Research Meth.  Chemistry
Insects & Disease  Genetics  Wild Beet Spec.  Varieties  Seed Production
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
Section A: General Agronomy
   
Irrigation of sugar beets,
     L. D. Doneen, Irrig. Investigations, Univ. Calif.
11
 
Soil moisture studies in Calif.,
     J. E. Coke, Spreckels Sugar Co.
13
 
Bed or ridge-planting in sub-irrigated areas,
     J. E. Jensen, U. I. S. Co.
15
The effect of spacing and density of stand on hill production of sugar beets,
     F. G. Larmer, U.S.D.A.
16
 
The effect of bolting on sugar beet proctuction,
     F. G. Larmer, U.S.D.A.
16
 
Condition of storage and final quality of sugar,
     E. C. Gearhart, U .I .S. Co.
17
 
Weed investigations,
     W. W. Robbins, Univ. of California
19
 
Research work in Denmark,
     G. E. Siegumfeldt, Danish S.B. Seed Co
20
 
Section B.  Farm Machinery
Fertilizer placement, ridge planting, disc vs. shoe opener, mechanical thinning
     E. M. Mervine, U.S.D.A
22
   
Single beet seed ball planting,
     I. W. McBirney, U.S.D.A.
22
   
Section C: Soils & Fetilizers
   
Ten year's results of fertilizer experiments on sugar beets near Logan, Utah,
     D. W. Pittman, Utah State Agri. Col.
24
   
Soil fertility and fertilizer problems with sugar beets in California with special reference to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valleys,
     Ray A. Pendleton, U.S,D.A.
25
   
The effect of rotation and manure upon sugar beets,
     S. B. Nuckols, U.S.D.A.
25
   
Some data on rare elements applied to beets in the fertilizer,
     H. D. Brown, Can. & Dom. S. Co.
28
   
Summary of results of fertilizer tests conducted for the last years at the Dominion Experimental Station, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada,
     A. E. Palmer, Domo Exp. Sta.
31
   
Summary of 1937 fertilizer tests on beets in Montana,
     Jesse R. Green, Ass't. Chem., Mont. Agr. Exp. Sta.
32
   
Feeding sugar beet by-products,
     E. J. Maynard, Maynard Brokerage Co.
35
   
Sugar beet seed by-products,
     Paul Clute, Western Seed Prod. Corp
37
   
Section D: Research Methods
   
A greenhouse method for testing curly top resistance in beets,
     N. J. Giddings, U.S.D.A.
38
   
Greenhouse purposes and methods,
     F. V. Owen, U,S.D.A.
38
   
Growing of sugar beets in hills free from competition,
     S. B, Nuckols, U,S.D.A,
39
   
Wide spacing as an aid in selection,
     John Gaskill & G. W. Deming, U.S.D.A.
40
   
Mother beet storage methods,
     John Gaskill, U.S.D.A.
41
   
A critical study of family and group breeding methods for sugar beets,
     E. E. Brewbaker & B. F, McGreevy, G. W. S. Co.
42
   
Designing variety tests to reveal the adaptability of varieties to varying levels of fertility, spacing and dlifferences in rate of maturity,
     Bion Tolman, U.S.D.A.
51
   
Section E: Chemistry
   
Decomposition losses of Sugar from cut surfaces of beets,
     F. R. Bachler, A.C.S. Co.
52
   
Evaluation of the quality of granulated sugar ,
     J. C. Keane, U.I.S. Co.
55
   
Section F. Disease and Insects
   
Cercospora control by spray and dust,
     H. D. Brown, Can. & Dom. S. Co
57
   
Root rots of the sugar beet,
     Asa C. Maxson, G. W. S. Co.
60
   
Effect of downy mildew on size, sucrose percentage, and purity of sugar beets,
     L. D. Leach, Univ. of California
64
   
Studies of curly top epidemiology in sugar beet fields,
     Albert M. Murphy, U.S.D.A.
67
   
General discussion of the sugar beet leaf hopper -
     W. C. Cook, U.S.D.A.
67
   
Plant ecology in relation to curly top of sugar beets,
     R.L. Piemesel, U.S.D.A.
69
   
Experiment for the control of the beet leaf hopper in Idaho, 1936-1937,
     J. R. Douglass, U.S.D.A. and J. A. Gillett, Idaho Agri. Exp. Sta.
69
   
Varietal tests for resistance to sugar beet nematodes,
     F. V. Owen, Gerald Thorne and C. W. McBeth, U.S.D.A.
71
   
Alfalfa resistant to the stem nematode,
     Gerald Thorne, U.S.D.A.
71
   
Section G: Genetics
   
List of genetic factors and chromosome map of the R. chromosome in Beta vulgaris,
     F. V. Owen and F. A. Abegg, U. S. D. A.
72
   
Inheritance of curly top resistance in sugar beets,
     F. A. Abegg, U.S.D.A.
72
   
Genetics of self-fertility and self-sterility in sugar beets,
     F. V. Owen, U.S.D.A.
72
   
The inheritance and utilization of male storility in sugar beets,
     F. V. Owen, U. S. D. A.
73
   
The comparative rate of bolting in various crosses between annual and biennial strains of beets,
     F. A. Abegg, U.S.D.A.
73
Section H: Wild species allied to the sugar beet
   
The wild species included in the genus Beta,
     G. H. Coons, U.S.D.A.
74
   
Some observations on wild sugar beets (Beta-maritima),
     H. W. Dahlberg, G. W. S. Co.
76
   
Wild beets in California,
     Eubanks Carsner, U.S.D.A.
79
   
Possibilities of improving cultivated varieties of sugar beets by hybridizing with wild types,
     C.W .Doxtater, A.B.S, Co.
79
   
Section I: Varieties
   
Some observations on variety trials conducted in certain humid and irrigated areas
     A. W. Skuderna and C. W. Doxtater
81
   
Beet varietal trials in Ontario,
     H. D. Brown, Can. & Dora. S. Co
81
   
Beet varietal trials in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana area,
     M. J, Buschlen, F. & M.B.S,A,
82
   
Summary of Federal tests of U.S. 217,
     G.E. Coons , Dewey Stewart, J. 0, Gaskill, H. W. Bockstahler, J. O. Culbertson, G. W. Deming, S. B. Nuckols, U,S.D,A.
85
   
Varietal tests by the Holly Sugar Corporation,
     C. E. Cormany, Holly Sugar Corp.
87
   
Commercial variety trials, 1937, Brush, Colo.,
     H. L. Bush.
89
   
Curly top resistant varieties ,
     F, V. Owen, Brion Tolman, Charles Price, Albert Murphy, F. G. Larmer, and Eubanks Carsner, U.S.D,A
91
   
Variety trials of Monitor Sugar Co., Bay City, Mich .,
     G. W. Bradford
94
   
The Minnesota system for testing and recommending of varieties,
     F. R. Immer, Univ. of Minn
95
   
Section J: Seed and. Seed Production
   
Relation of size of seed ball to germination in the St. George area,
     F. S. Ingalls, U.I.S. Co.
97
   
Germination tests with sugar beet seed,
     A. W. Skudorna,  A.B.S. Co
100
   
Some factors which influence the rate and total percentage of germination of sugar beet seed.,
     Bion Tolman and Myron Stout, U,S.D.A.
101
   
Exploratory studies in seed growing by the West Coast Beet Seed Committee,
     Geo. T. Scott, West Coast Beet Seed Com.
102
   
Growing sugar beet seed under different climatic conditions ,
      Bion Tolman , C. H. Smith, and Albert M. Murphy, U.S.D.A.
103
   
Date of harvest of sugar beet seed,
     Chas. Price , U. S. D. A.
103
   
The effect of preceding crops on sugar beet seed production ,
     Wm. B. Morrow, Western Beet Seed Corp.
104
   
Seed production considerations in California
     I. E. Farrar. Farrar-Loomis Seed Co.
105
   
Treatment of sugar beet seed,
     A. W. Skuderna, A.B.S.Co
107