sugar beet

noun
various cultivars of a beet, Beta vulgaris, of the amaranth family, having a white root, cultivated for the sugar it yields.

Origin:
1810–20

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sugar beet
 
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Compare sugar cane a variety of the plant Beta vulgaris that is cultivated for its white roots from which sugar is obtained

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sugar beet

variety of beet (Beta vulgaris, Saccharifera Alefeld variety), a biennial plant of the Chenopodiaceae family. It is cultivated for its juice, from which sugar is processed. This article treats the cultivation of the sugar beet plant. For information on the processing of beet sugar and the history of its use, see the article sugar.

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Rhizoctonia root rot is endemic in all sugar beet production areas and causes root- and crown-rot and seedling damping-off.
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Sugar beet is utilized only for sugar production and changes are in line with sugar beet total supply.
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