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SAVING TIME AND STORAGE IN BREEDING SUGAR-BEETS

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Science  08 Nov 1929:
Vol. 70, Issue 1819, pp. 458
DOI: 10.1126/science.70.1819.458

Abstract

(1) By seeding sugar-beets in the greenhouse in early December or sooner, by exposing the growing beets to electric light for a few hours in the evening and by transplanting the roots into the field in spring, a seed generation may be produced every year.

(2) The beets must have reached a minimum stage of maturity at transplanting time, otherwise many may fail to produce seed.

(3) Storage for one month in a cellar before transplanting failed to give any observable benefit.