American Society of Sugar Beet Technologists
Proceedings from the 2nd Biennial Meeting
January 3-6, 1940
Denver, CO
General Session
 
Oral Presentations
 Agronomy  Genetics  Diseases Insects Machinery     
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
Section A: General Agronomy
   
Comparative yields of equal plant populations of sugar beets with different spacing relations.
     G. W. Doming
32
 
Post-Thinning losses and their causes.
     A. C. Maxson
37
 
A study of sugar beet growth at Jerome, Idaho.
     D. E. Smith
39
Influence of planting date and cultural practices on sugar beet seed production.
     Bion Tolman
41
 
Main considerations followed in developing commercial beet seed growing in the Salt River Valley of Arizona.
     I. M. McDonald, A. A. Mast and R. C. Wood
42
 
The storage of beets between the time of harvesting and slicing in southern Alberta Canada.
     A. E. Palmer
46
 
A preliminary report on the effect of temperature and beet conditions on respiration and loss of sugar from beets in storage.
     C. G. Barr and E. M. Mervine
52
 
Results of field trials of boron and treated seed in the Great Lakes Company territory
     M. W. Sergeant
63
 
Phosphorus deficiency blight of sugar beets often called Black Heart Blight.
     R. A. Jones
66
 
Applying fertilizers to sugar beets in Ontario.
     H. D. Brown
68
   
The effect of soil structure on sugar beet growth
     R. B. Farnsworth and L. D. Baver
74
   
Agriculture in Iran.
     G. H. Siegumfeldt
84
   
Feed value of beet tops.
     N. J. Muscavitch.
85
   
Dusting and spraying for the control of blight of the sugar beet.
     H. C. Young
90
   
A study of spacing effects with two varieties of sugar beets on a high and low level of soil fertility.
     A. W. Skuderna
100
   
Harvest sampling studies with five varieties of sugar beets.
     C. W. Doxtater
103
   
The use of soil moisture determinations to regulate irrigation practices in commercial beet fields.
     J .E. Coke and W .I .Hechman
106
Section B.  Genetics
List af Characters and gene symbols reported for the species Beta vulgaris L.
     F. A. Abegg.
109
   
The three dimensional quasi-factorial experiment with three groups of sets for testing sugar beet strains.
     H. L. Bush
113
   
Comparison of quasi-factorial and randomized block designs for testing sugar beet varieties.
     A. W. Skuderna and C. W. Doxtater ...
116
   
The induction of polyploidy in Beta vulgaris L. by colchicine treatment.
    F. A. Abegg..
118
   
Indications of polyploidy in sugar beets induced by colchicine.
     Ernst Artschwager
120
   
Nuclear phenomena in the pollen tube of sugar beets.
     Ernst Artschwager
121
   
A comparison of three methods of harvesting sugar beet plots .
     A. W. Skuderna
122
A method of correcting tonnage of sugar beets for variation in per cent stand.
     H. L. Kohls.
128
   
Sugar beet pollen germination in relation to environmental conditions,  
     Ernst Artschwager
133
   
Breeding methods with sugar beets; greenhouse and field technique.
     C. W. Doxtater
141
   
A study of sugar beet hybrids.
     H. W. Dahlberg
143
   
Performance of tonnage, intermediate and sugar types in some intermountain districts.
     C. E. Cormany and F. Lynes
145
   
Performance of direct increases of pedigreed and commercial lots of sugar beets.     
     H. E. Brewbaker
147
   
Comparison of some advanced gener a tions of a hybrid strain of sugar beets with the original third generation selection.
     G. W. Deming
149
   
Progress in genetics - new methods in plant breeding.
     G. H. Siegumf'eldt
155
Research on sugar plants and some practical adaptations.
     E. W. Brandes
158
   
Report on 1939 tests of U.S. 200 x 215.
     G. H. Coons, et al
165
   
Breeding for resistance to leaf spot and other characters.
     H. W. Dahlberg, A. C. Maxson, and H. E. Brewbaker
169
   
Principal features of the seed accession system in use by The Great Western Sugar Company.
     H. E. Brewbaker
181
   
Studies on some F1 sugar beet hybrids.
     Frank F. Lynes and C. E. Cormany.
185
   
Further studies on sugar beet seed ball extracts with special reference to the toxicity of hydrolized ammonia.
     M. Stout and B. Tolman
191
   
Resistance to Fusarium yellows in sugar beets.
     H. W. Bockstahler
191
   
Section C: Sugar Beet Diseases
   
Effect of mosaic upon yield of seed by sugar beet roots ..
     John O. Gaskill
199
   
Relation of 8-inch and 16-inch spacing to curly-top infection and performance of certain curly-top-resistant varieties.
     Albert M. Murphy........
207
   
Verticillium wilt of sugar beets,
     John O. Gaskill and W. A. Kreutzer.
207
   
Black root of sugar beets in the Puget Sound district of Washington.
     Leo Campbell
208
   
Boron deficiency of sugar beet in the Puget Sound district of Washington
     Leo Campbell
213
   
Soil and seed treatment experiments with sugar beets for control of seedling diseases.
     M. M. Afanasiev
216
   
Seedling diseases, phosphate deficiency and Fusarium yellows of sugar beets in the rotations at the Huntley Field Station in Montana.
     M, M. Afanasiev
219
   
Aphanomyces root rot of sugar beets as influenced by phosphate application.
     J. E. Kotila and G. H. Coons
223
   
1939 field observations of black root occurrence.
     M. W. Sergeant
226
   
Root-rot survey 1938-39 Great Western territory.
     A. C. Maxson
228
   
Borax as a control for heart rot of sugar beets.
     R. L. Cook
229
   
Section D: Sugar Beet Insects
   
Aphids affecting sugar beets.
     Miriam A. Palmer
241
   
Life history and control of the major leaf eating insect pests of the sugar beet, excluding grasshoppers.
     C. R. Jones
244
   
Hemipterous insects affecting sugar beets grown for seed.
     Orin A. Hills and V. E. Romney
250
   
Section E: Sugar beet machinery
   
Development and performance of single seed sugar beet planters.
     S. W. McBirney
252
   
Field tests of mechanical blocking and thinning of sugar beets.
     E. M. Mervine
256
   
Cross blocking and hill planting of sugar beets.
     P. T. Robinson
258
   
Experiments with non-thinning of sugar beets, also harvesting and loading of the beet crop in Iova, southern and northwestern Minnesota and eastern
North Dakota.

     O. A. Holkesvig
259
   
Cross cultivation and check row seedling practices in use in Iowa, Minnesota and eastern North Dakota.
     A. G. Quamme
262
   
Basic principles used in the development of an "in place" variable cut sugar beet topper.
     John B. Powers
266
   
Sugar beet harvester tests 1938-39·
     Roy Bainer
274
   
Sugar beet seed thresher and cleaning equipment.
     H. W. Bookstahler and R. F. Seamans
282
   
Section F. Chemical
   
Sulphites in sugar house products, origin and control.
     F. S. Ingalls
284
   
Sugar loss in beets in storage.
     R. J. Smith
286
   
A preliminary report of petiole analysis as an indication of the fertilizer requirements of sugar beets.
     C. R. Koontz and George Goldfain.
290
   
Composition of the soluble non-sugars in beets and their elimination during processing
      A. R. Nees
298
   
Relation between plant available phosphate and phoshate extracted by sodium acetate buffer in irrigated Rocky Mountain soils.
     R. J .Brown
305
   
Dry substance by drying versus dry substance by immersion refractometer as measured in the normal weight solution.
     F. R. Bachler.
313
   
The relations existing between pH measured in the laboratory at 25°C. and the pH of the same solution at the existing operating temperatures in the factory.
     F. R. Bachler
318
   
Loss of nutrients from beet tops during storage in piles in the field.
     R. J. Brown ...
328