Cultivation of sugar beet continues in accordance with the technological map
Cultivation of sugar beet continues in accordance with the technological map. Sowing of sugar beet has been carrying out since March 10. At present, there are 109 thousand plants per hectare, and agrotechnical cultivation works are being carried out. As we know, sugar beet must be planted in a fertile soil free from weeds. Although weeds are first controlled in the spring by cultivation prior to sowing, they re-emerge in the field after sowing. Weeds consume 1.5 times more water than cultivated plants. Weeds consume 50 litres of water to form 1 gram of dry matter. At the same time, weeds minimize the effective use of sugar beet by accepting fertilizers applied together with sowing more quickly. For example, research has shown that weeds produce 60 kg of mineral fertilizer per hectare. It also attracts a number of pests. So that, in the initial stage, the wire worms feed on elytrigia repens, the pyrausta nubilalis on ordinary wormwood, and the helicoverpa hawaiiensis on ragweed or amaranth. Then it spreads to the sugar beet fields. Therefore, in the 1st stage of its development, it is important to control weeds in sugar beet fields. In the control of weeds, the first treatment with the use of various hebicides is carried out immediately after the output, when the weeds are in the thread stage, the 2nd and the 3rd treatment is carried out at the interval of 10 days. Currently, the 3rd treatment against weeds is being implemented in our farms.