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Effect of genotype on sugar beet yield and quality

Author(s): Nenadić N. | Nedić Milan | Živanović Ljubiša | Kolarić Ljubiša | Gujaničić T.

Journal: Journal of Agricultural Sciences
ISSN 1450-8109

Volume: 48;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2003;
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Keywords: sugar beet | genotype | root yield | sugar content | biological sugar yield

The effect of a considerable number of both domestic and foreign sugar beet genotypes on root yield and quality was investigated. The data demonstrated the most favorable results of some genotypes for root yield and sugar content. Trials were conducted on rhizomania infested soil, thus tolerant genotypes were used. Susceptible cultivars represented the control. In the trial root yield was high and sugar content low. On average, in the genotypes tested, root yield varied from 73.98 to 93.30 t/ha and sugar content from 11.90 to 13.36%, depending on weather conditions. Root yield of the genotypes investigated varied from 30.61 to 112.64 t/ha and sugar content from 10.60 to 14.20%. The Swedish cultivar Dorotea (tolerant to both rhizomania and cercospora) was the most yielding. The least yielding (susceptible to both rhizomania and cercospora) was the domestic cultivar Dana.
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