American Society of Sugar Beet Technologists
Proceedings from the 3rd Biennial Meeting
January 5-7, 1942
Salt Lake City, Utah
General Session
A Research Opportunity
     J. E. Coke, President
11
Old Timers
     Fred G. Taylor
14

 
Oral Presentations
 Agronomy   Chemistry     
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
General Agronomy
   
Sugar-Beet By-Products and Their Place in Idaho Agriculture
     E. J. Iddings
16
 
Virus Diseases of Sugar Beets
     C. W. Bennett
23
 
Methods of Measuring Soil Moisture
     N. E. Edlefsen, A, B. C. Anderson, and W. B, Marcum
26
 
Practical Control of Date of Irrigation by Means of Soil-Moisture Blocks
     H. W. Dahlberg and Asa G. Maxson
37
Studies of Moisture Requirements of Sugar Beets
     S. B. Nuckols
41
 
Some Soil-Moisture Conditions in Relation to Growth and Nutrition of the Sugar-Beet Plant
     L. D. Doneen
54
 
Sugar-Beet Growth and Soil-Moisture Study
     W. B. Marcum, Geo. L. Barry, and G. D. Manuel
63
 
Irrigation of Sugar Beets Grown for Seed in Hemet Valley, California
     Charles Price and M. R. Huberty
65
 
The Relationship of Nitrogen to the Formation of Sugar in Sugar Beets
     Albert Ulrich
66
 
Mineral Assimilation of Sugar Beets
     W, E. Carlson
81
 
Plant-Food Elements in Sugar Beets Throughout the Growing Season
     H. D. Brown and H. Irving
89
   
Phosphorus and Nitrogen Deficiency Symptoms in Sugar Beets
     Jesse Green
101
   
Soil Deficiencies as Related to Sugar-Beet Seed Production in the Willamette Valley, Oregon
     Golden L. Stoker
103
   
A Study with Sugar Beets on Two Fertility Levels of Soil, Rocky Ford, Colorado Years 1938-40, inclusive
     A. W. Skuderna and C. W. Doxtator
112
   
Fertilizers—Manner of Application
     J. E. Jensen
119
   
Use of Manures for Sugar Beets
     S. B. Nuckols
121
   
Resume of Commercial Fertilizer Studies with Sugar Beets
     A. W. Skuderna
138
   
Increasing Sugar-Beet Yields Through Early Planting
     A. W. Skuderna
147
Steer and Lamb-Feeding Trials with Various Forms of Sugar-Beet Pulp
     W. M. Herms, R. E. Miller, H. R., Guilbert, and R, D. Jones
150
   
Beet-Sugar Production as Influenced by Climate
     Albert Ulrich, Wm. R. Lider, and H. J. Venning, Jr
160
   
Multiple versus Single-Factor Experiments
     Bion Tolman
170
   
Comparative Efficiency of Lattice and Random-Block Designs for a Sugar-Beet Variety Test
     G. W. Deming and O. H. Coleman
181
   
Pre-Harvest Estimate of Yield and Sugar Percentage Based on Random-Sampling Technique
     H. E. Brewbaker and H. L. Bush
184
   
Relative Yields of Reduced Stands of Sugar Beets Planted at a Normal Date and of Replanted Sugar Beets
     G. W. Deming
197
   
How Cooperative Activities of Sugar Companies, Agricultural College, and Beet Growers Function in the Farmers and Manufacturers Beet-Sugar Association
     M. J. Buschlen
203
   
A Study of Sugar-Beet Growth—Years 1921 to 1928 and 1938 to 1941, inclusive
     A. W. Skudema and C. W. Doxtator
208
Seed-Segmenting Devices
     Roy Bainer
216
   
Seed Treatment of Segmented Seed
     L. D. Leach and Roy Bainer
220
   
Single-Seed Planting of Sugar Beets
     S. W. McBirney
228
   
Mechanical Thinning of Sugar Beets
     E. M. Mervine
237
   
Trends in Sugar-Beet Field Machinery Development
     H. B. Walker
242
   
A Mechanical Topper
     J. B. Powers
252
   
Mechanical Beet Digger
     V. N. Tramontini
255
   
Costs on Harvesting Beets with a Manual Sorting Lifter Machine
     Austin Armer
260
   
Recent Improvements in Sugar-Beet Seed Harvesting and Threshing Equipment
     A. A. Mast, R. G. Woody and I. M. McDonald
263
   
Mechanical Cross Blocking
     Ford Scalley
268
   
Beet Population Secured with Single Seeding and Cross Blocking
     H. J. Venning, Jr., R. S. Lambdin, and Wm. R. Lider
275
   
Cross Cultivation of Sugar Beets
     R. J. Tingley
278
   
Methods and Equipment for Fertilizing Row Crops
     R. A. Jones
283
   
Colchicine Treatments of Sugar Beets and the Yielding Capacity of the Resulting Polyploids
     F. H. Feto and K. W. Hill
287
   
Colchicine-Induced Tetraploidy in Sugar Beets: Morphological Effects Shown in Progenies of a Number of Selections
     Ernst Artschwager
296
   
Polyploidy in Sugar Beets Induced by the Use of Colchicine, Ethyl Mercury Phosphate, and Other Chemicals
     Frank F. Lynes and G. D. Harris
304
   
Evaluation of Polyploid Strains Derived from Curly-Top Resistant and Leafspot-Resistant Sugar-Beet Varieties
     F. A. Abegg
309
   
Use of Colchicine in Nutrient Solution with Sugar Beets
     A. W. Skudema
321
   
Non-Sugar Relationships in Breeding High-Purity Beets
     H. W. Dahlberg
322
   
Some Crossing Experiments with Sugar Beets
     G, W. Doxtator and A. W. Skudema
325
   
Use of Red Garden Beet in Sugar-Beet Top Crosses
     G. W. Deming
336
   
Generation Studies of Sugar-Beet Varieties
     H. E. Brewbaker and H. L. Bush
342
   
A Study of Varietal Adaptation with Sugar Beets—1937 to 1941, inclusive
     A. W. Skudema, G. W. Doxtator, Edward Swift, R. L. Bowman, and Arthur Deschamps
349
   
Report on 1941 Tests of U. S. 200 x 215, U. S. 215 x 216, and Other Varieties Arising in Leafspot-Resistanee Breeding Investigations of the U. S. Department of Agriculture
     G. H. Coons, Dewey Stewart, J. O, Gulbertson, G. W. Deming, J. O. Gaskill,J. G. Lill, and S. B. Nuckols
356
   
Further Studies in Newer Designs for Large-Scale Variety Tests
     H. L. Bush
365
   
Selection of Sugar Beets for Size of Root Under Wide and Normal Spaeings
     John 0. Gaskill
372
   
Comparison of Field Seeding of Sugar Beets and Mangel Wurzels with Two Methods of Transplanting
     John O. Gaskill
377
   
Mosaic and Seed Production
     H. E. Brewbaker
381
   
Vernalization of Sugar-Beet Seed
     Myron Stout and F. V. Owen
386
   
Winter Stecklings
     G. E. Cormany
395
   
Refinements in the Technique of Isolating by Bags and Cages
     Frank F. Lynes and G. E. Gormany
399
   
Effect of Sulfur Dust on Germination of Sugar-Beet Pollen
     Ernst Artschwager
406
   
The Relation of Phosphorus and Nitrogen Ratio to the Amount of Seedling Diseases of Sugar Beets
     M. M. Afanasiev and W. E. Carlson
407
   
The Effect of Temperature and Moisture on the Amount of Seedling Diseases of Sugar Beets
     M. M. Afanasiev
412
   
The Use of Ghloropicrin for Beet-Seed Warehouse Fumigation and Other Purposes
     Frank F. Lynes
413
   
Conditions Favoring Phosphate Deficiency in Sugar Beets
     H. E. Morris
422
   
A Botrytis form Causing Storage Rot in Sugar Beets
     Albert Isaksson
423
   
Dusting and Spraying Sugar Beets in Michigan for Control of Gercospora Leafspot
     J. H. Muncie
430
   
The Effect of Preceding Crops on the Amount of Seedling Diseases of Sugar Beets
     M. M, Afanasiev, H. E. Morris, and W. E. Carlson
435
   
Black Root Diseases of Sugar Beet in 1041
     G.H. Coons, J. E. Kotila, and H.W.. Bockstahler
436
   
Beet Leaf hopper Popnlntions in Southern Idaho and Northern Utah during (he Seasons of L940 and 1941
     J. R. Douglas*, II. E. Dorst, and W. E. Peay
438
   
Age of Plants as a Factor in Resistance to Curly Top of Sugar Beets
     X. J. Giddings
452
   
Production of Heavy Curly-Top Exposures in Sugar-Beet Hi-ceding Fields
     Albert M. Murphy
459
   
A General Appraisal of Plant Cover in Relation to Beet Leafhoppers, Forage Production, and Soil Protection
     R. L. Piemesel
462
   
Beet-Leaf hopper Populations on Various Types of Russian-Thistle Stands
     David E. Fox
465
   
The Effect of Field Conditions and of Field Practices on the Development of Black Root in Sugar Beets
     M. W. Sergeant
466
   
The Beet; Leaf hopper as a Pest of Beets drown for Seed
     Van E. Romney
466
   
Progress Report on Investigations of Insects Affecting Sugar Beets Grown for Seed in Arizona and New Mexico
     Orin A. Hills and Van E. Romney
468
   
The Sequence of Infection of a Seedling Stand of Sugar Beets by Pythium debaryanum Hesse and Aphanomyces cochlioidrs Drechsler
     W. F. Buchholtz.
470
   
Chemistry
   
A Photo-Electric Apparatus for Determination of Color and Turbidity in Refined Sugar
     R. J. Smith
471
   
Studies in the Industrial Control of Micro-Organisms in Granulated Sugar
     Robert S. Caddie and Willard A. Olson
475
   
The Relationship and Significance of Carbonate and Sulfated Ashes and the Approximate Salt Content of Beet Sugars, Sirups, and Molasses
     Charles A, Fort and Sam Byall
489
   
Seasonal and District Variations in the Rate of Crystallization of Sucrose From Beet-House Sirups
     E. H. Hungerford
499
   
Harmful Constituents of the Beet, Factors Which Influence - the Harmful Nitrogen
     Elisabeth Roboz
515
   
The Pilot Plant. Ammoniation of Dried Sugar-Beet Pulps
     H, C. Millar
529
   
The Determination of Sulfates in Sugar-Factory Products Employing the Tetrahydroxyquinone (THQ) Reagent
     A. H. Edwards
541
   
Some Regional Effects on Beet-Sugar Quality
     Charles A. Fort
546
   
The Measurement of Color and Turbidity in Granulated Beet Sugars
     R. A. McGinnis and E. E. Morse
555
   
Safety Problems in the Sugar Industry
     Frank M. Sabine
568
   
The Technique of Soil-Moisture Determination
     P. W. Alston
576
   
A Study of the Accumulation of Chlorides and Their Effect on Beet-Sugar Factory Operations
     Heber C. Cutler and R. H. Woolley
577
   
Does Beet Sugar Follow the Trend in the Demand for the Higher-Quality Sugars?     Chas. M. French 582
   
New Possibilities for Economy in First-Carbonation Filtration
     R. D. Kent
586