American Society of Sugar Beet Technologists


What controls respiration rate in stored sugarbeet roots?

Fugate, Karen Klotz* and Abbas M. Lafta, USDA-ARS, Northern Crop Science Laboratory, Fargo, ND.


Bolting control in sugar beet.

Gielen, Jan1, Elisabeth Wremerth-Weich2, Pierre Pin2,  Petra Van Roggen2, Thomas Kraft2, Karsten Harms3, Gerhard Steinrucken2 and Rebecca Larson4*,  1Syngenta Seeds, Saint-Sauveur, France, 2Syngenta Seeds, Landskrona, Sweden, 3Südzucker Mannheim/Ochsenfurt, ZAFES, Obbrigheim/Pfalz, Germany and 4Syngenta Seeds, Longmont, CO.


Acceleration of Rhizoctonia resistance breeding.

Janssen, Geert1*, Roy Martens2, Rebecca Larson2, Maria Nihlgård1 and Thomas Kraft1, 1Syngenta Seeds, Landskrona, Sweden and 2Syngenta Seeds, Inc., Longmont, CO.


Addition of a thermostabilized pectin methylesterase significantly enhances the rate of saccharification of sugar beet pulp preparation.

Kozak, Robert1 and Craig S. Laufer1,2, 1Atlantic Biomass Conversions, Frederick, MD and 2Hood College, Dept. of Biology, Frederick, MD. 


Breeding perspectives and programs at East Lansing.

McGrath, J. Mitchell*1, Linda Hanson1 and Rachel Naegele2, 1USDA-ARS, Sugarbeet and Bean Research Unit and 2Plant Breeding and Genetics Program; Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.


Seedling vigor in beta vulgaris: The artistry of germination.

Naegele, Rachel P.1 and J. Mitchell McGrath2*, 1Plant Breeding and Genetics Program, Michigan State University and 2USDA-ARS, SBRU, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.


Long-term survival of cryopreserved sugarbeet pollen.

Panella, Lee1*, Lana Wheeler2 and Mary McClintock1, 1USDA-ARS, Sugarbeet Research Unit, Fort Collins, CO and 2USDA-ARS, National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation, Fort Collins, CO. 

Insect resistance to sugar beet pests mediated by a Beta vulgaris proteinase inhibitor transgene.

Smigocki, Ann C.1*, Snezana D. Ivic-Haymes, Sabina Zuzga2 and Jelena Savic3, 1USDA-ARS, Molecular Plant Pathology Laboratory, Beltsville, MD, 2Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland and 3Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković”, Department of Plant Physiology, Belgrade, Serbia


Proteome changes in sugarbeet in response to Beet necrotic yellow vein virus infection.

Wintermantel, W. M.1*, A. Gulati-Sakhuja1, R. L. Larson2, L. L. Hladky1, A. Nunez3 and A. Hill4, 1USDA-ARS, Salinas, CA, 2Syngenta Seeds, Longmont, CO, 3USDA-ARS-ERRC, Wyndmoor, PA and 4USDA-ARS, Fort Collins, CO.


Resistance to curly top viruses through virus induced gene silencing.

Wintermantel, William M.* and Laura L. Hladky, USDA-ARS, Salinas, CA.