Date of Award:
Master of Arts (MA)
Agricultural Systems Technology and Education
Department name when degree awarded
Utah Agricultural Experiment Station
Due to considerable loss through root-rot of mother beets while in storage during the winter of 1918-1919 the Amalgamated Sugar Company asked advice in regard to planting beets which had decay lesions on them. Would the beets yield seed if planted? How much seed would these beets yield as compared with healthy beets? Would the seed produced be injured by having been grown on decayed beets? It was felt that an experiment carried out with the above questions in view would bring out many facts upon which to base conclusions in answering the questions of the Sugar Company.
Nuffer, Louis F., "Effect of Root-Rot Upon Sugar-Beet Seed Production" (1923). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 1459.
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