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  Beet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Beet (Beta vulgaris) is a flowering plant in the family Amaranthaceae, native to the coasts of western and southern Europe, from southern Sweden and the British Isles south to the Mediterranean Sea.
The ancestor of the cultivated beets (not subsp.
Beets contain significant amounts of vitamin C in the roots, and the tops are an excellent source of vitamin A.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Beet   (1043 words)

 Sugar beet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The sugar beet is directly related to the beetroot, chard and fodder beet all descended by cultivation from the sea beet.
The harvest and processing of the beet is referred to as "the campaign," reflecting the organization required to deliver crop at a steady rate to processing factories that run 24 hours a day for the duration of the harvest and processing (for the UK the campaign lasts approx 5 months).
Although beets have been grown as vegetables and for fodder since antiquity (a large root vegetable appearing in 4000-year old Egyptian temple artwork may be a beet), their use as a sugar crop is relatively recent.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sugar_beet   (2218 words)

Commercially, the beet is grown as a biennial; however, it is highly variable, performing as an annual, biennial, and in instances, as a perennial crop.
Beets develop most of their size in the last half of their growth, therefore, it is critical to supply adequate moisture during this period.
Beets for the fresh market are primarily hand harvested and collected in bunches of 3 to 6 depending on their size.
www.uga.edu /vegetable/beet.html   (2008 words)

 Sweet Success . . . The Story of Michigan's Beet Sugar Industry, 1898 - 1974 - Background Reading
The number of beet producing counties was stable at nineteen for most of the period, and the locations and ownership of the five beet sugar factories remained unchanged from the late 1950s.
Beet production in the five counties in which factories were located (Tuscola, Saginaw, Bay, Huron and Sanilac) continued to increase and, from 1960 to 1974, they produced nearly 84 percent of all sugar beets grown within the state.
Regarding the state's sugar beet farmers in particular, the declining number of farms, beet producing counties and acreage devoted to sugar beet production,were met with significant increases in yields per acre and greater acreage harvested per farm.
www.michigan.gov /hal/0,1607,7-160-17451_18670_18793-53367--,00.html   (2900 words)

 Watch Your Garden Grow - Beet
Beet tops are an excellent source of vitamin A and the roots are a good source of vitamin C. The tops are cooked or served fresh as greens and the roots may be pickled for salads or cooked whole, then sliced or diced.
Beets also may be stored in outdoor pits if the beets are dug before the ground freezes in the fall.
Beets are known for their powerful red pigment which stains dish towels, wooden cutting boards and sinks.
www.urbanext.uiuc.edu /veggies/beet1.html   (1771 words)

 beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua (Hübner)
Among susceptible vegetable crops are asparagus, bean, beet, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, chickpea, corn, cowpea, eggplant, lettuce, onion, pea, pepper, potato, radish, spinach, sweet potato, tomato, and turnip.
Beet armyworm abundance is favored by frequent insecticide use, and it is considered to be a secondary or induced pest in some crops (Eveleens et al.
A nuclear polyhedrosis virus isolated from beet armyworm is fairly effective as a bioinsecticide under greenhouse conditions, where inactivation by ultraviolet light in sunlight is not a severe problem.
creatures.ifas.ufl.edu /veg/leaf/beet_armyworm.htm   (1612 words)

 AllRefer.com - beet, Plant (Plants) - Encyclopedia
Both the roots and the foliage of the red beet are edible, as is the foliage of Swiss chard and similar varieties.
The sugar beet, cultivated commercially throughout the temperate zone, to which it is well adapted, provides about one third of the world's commercial sugar production; virtually all the rest comes from sugarcane.
Beets are classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Caryophyllales, family Chenopodiaceae.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/B/beet.html   (317 words)

 Beets and Chard, Commercial Vegetable Production Guides, North Willamette Research and Extension Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Beets for mid-season harvest and late harvest are planted to produce 20-25 and 25-30 plants/foot of row respectively.
Beets are hauled from the field to the processor in 10-14 ton loads in double-axle dump trucks.
Beets intended for processing are harvested as needed into self-unloading trucks or bulk truck bodies or trailers for immediate transport and processing.
oregonstate.edu /Dept/NWREC/beetch.html   (3412 words)

 Beets - Tops Are Best
The ordinary red rooted beet (Beta vulgaricus L. var crassa) is related to the sugar beet, the foliage beet that is grown for the greens and not the root and also to Swiss chard.
Beets are planted from seeds, are frost tolerant and produce the best commercial quality when grown during cool temperatures (50° to 65°F [10o to 18.3°C]).
The bright red colour in beet roots is caused by betacyanin, a water soluble plant pigment related to anthocyanin.
www.medicinalfoodnews.com /vol07/issue4/beets.htm   (391 words)

 Beet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For beet roots to enlarge and be of high quality, they must mature under ideal temperatures, moderate fertility levels and adequate moisture.
Beet tops are prepared much like other types of green, such as collards or turnips, and have a distinctive flavor.
Beets are an excellent test crop in many areas of east Texas to determine whether garden soils are acid.
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /plantanswers/vegetables/beet.html   (565 words)

 Hormel Foods - Glossary - Beet
Beets are high in sugar content and thus, when cooked they provide a sweet flavor as a food dish.
Chioggia beets, which are also known as candy cane beets or candy stripe beets, have a dark red outer skin covering a distinctive flesh of pink and white striped rings.
Beet shoots with leaves that are to be eaten should be fresh looking, containing leaves that are dark to bright green and not shriveled.
www.hormel.com /kitchen/glossary.asp?id=33025&catitemid=   (697 words)

 Growing Beets in the Home Garden, HYG-1604-93
Beets are popular in the home garden because they are relatively easy to grow and practically the whole plant can be eaten.
Beets can be grown for their root qualities which include different shapes and sizes as well as red, yellow or white colors.
Beets are suited to long-term storage if kept at temperatures near freezing and with high humidity to prevent wilting.
ohioline.osu.edu /hyg-fact/1000/1604.html   (779 words)

 The Benefits of Beet Pulp in Pet Foods
Beet pulp is the by-product of the extraction of raw sugar from commercially grown sugar beets.
Beet pulp is rarely the only available fiber source; as a rule, a variety of fiber sources that cross all ranges of fermentability and solubility are recommended.
Beet pulp is often found in many quality foods, and when fed correctly, is an ingredient that can be beneficial to almost all pets.
www.peteducation.com /article.cfm?cls=1&cat=1399&articleid=2705   (546 words)

 Easy Gardening...Beets
Beets are a cool-season crop and grow well in the cool temperatures of spring and fall.
Beets are sensitive to soils deficient in boron.
Beets can be planted in partial shade, but their roots reach depths of 36 to 48 inches, so don not plant where tree roots will compete (Figure 4).
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /extension/easygardening/beets/beets.html   (765 words)

 SKIL - How Sugar Beet Is Made
White beet sugar is made from the beets in a single process, rather than the two steps involved with cane sugar.
Because the beets have come from the ground they are much dirtier than sugar cane and have to be thoroughly washed and separated from any remaining beet leaves, stones and other trash material before processing.
The diffuser is a large horizontal or vertical agitated tank in which the beets slices slowly work their way from one end to the other and the water is moved in the opposite direction.
www.sucrose.com /lbeet.html   (822 words)

 Beet: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sugar beet (beta vulgaris l.), one of the chenopodiaceae of the amaranthaceae family, is a plant whose root contains a high concentration of sucrose....
(a beet which has been bred for the leaves instead of the roots and is used as a leaf vegetable[For more info, click on this link].
Sea beet is the wild ancestor of common vegetables such as beetroot, sugar beet and swiss chard....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/be/beet.htm   (786 words)

 Beet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The juice of it openeth obstructions both of the liver and spleen and is good for the headache and swimming therein, and turnings of the brain.
The decoction in water and some vinegar healeth the itch if bathed therewith, and cleanseth the head of a dandruff, scurf and dry scabs, and doth much good for fretting and running sores, ulcers and cancers in the head, legs, or other parts, and is much commanded against baldness and shedding the hair.
The Red Beet is good to stay the bloody flux, women's courses, and the whites, and to help the yellow jaundice.
www.magdalin.com /herbal/plants_pages/b/beet.htm   (389 words)

 Vegetables: Beets
Beets are shallow rooted, so never let soil dry completely.
Beet seeds are slow to germinate, so mix in some radish seeds to mark the row.
Harvested beets can be stored in the refrigerator in a plastic bag for several weeks.
msucares.com /lawn/garden/vegetables/list/beets.html   (302 words)

 The World's Healthiest Foods: Feeling Great
Beets, frequently consumed either pickled or in borscht, the traditional Russian soup, may be one reason behind their long and healthy lives.
The wild beet, the ancestor of the beet with which we are familiar today, is thought to have originated in prehistoric times in North Africa and grew wild along Asian and European seashores.
Beets' value grew in the 19th century when it was discovered that they were a concentrated source of sugar, and the first sugar factory was built in Poland.
www.whfoods.com /genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=49   (1634 words)

 Beet colors from red beet roots have bluish red shades used in food & beverages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Beet, termed Beta vulgaris, is an annual root vegetable of the goosefoot family Chenopodiaceae.
Today, beets and beet dishes are still popular throughout Europe and also used as a colorant for various applications.
Beets thrive in almost any climate and are grown as a fall, late winter, and early spring crop.
www.wildflavors.com /index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewpage&page_id=E0CB59DE-5004-D739-A5BA4DA3EB1443D5   (644 words)

 Centre for Computer-based Learning in Land Use and Environmental Sciences   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
BEET uses sugar beet as a case study; most of the topics will be familiar to farmers of other crops.
BEET has been used with expert sugar beet farmers, and with beginner students who had a very limited understanding of crop pest management.
Beet is one of a number of CAL Modules being developed by a Consortium of 19 higher education institutions, and is co-ordinated by the centre for Computer based Learning in Land Use and Environmental Sciences at the University of Aberdeen.
www.clues.abdn.ac.uk:8080 /tltp/beet.html   (357 words)

 SUGAR, SUGAR / Cane and beet share the same chemistry but act differently in the kitchen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Beets are a root, growing below ground; cane is a grass, waving in the breeze.
Beet now accounts for 55 percent of the 10 million tons of refined sugar consumed in the country each year.
Safeway label brown sugar in Arizona and the Pacific Northwest is beet sugar produced by Imperial Holly, according to Bob Baldwin of Imperial Sugar Co. in Tracy.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/1999/03/31/FD91867.DTL   (2392 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Sugar beet
The European Union, the United States, and Russia are the world's three largest sugar beet producers,http://www.fao.org/es/ess/top/commodity.jsp?lang=EN&commodity=157&CommodityList=157&year=2003&yearLyst=2003 although only Europe and Ukraine are significant exporters of sugar from beet.
During its first growing season, it produces a large (1–2 kg) storage root whose dry mass is 15–20% sucrose by weight.
Diffusers are long (many metres), horizontal ('RT'), sloping ('DDS'), or vertical ('Tower') vessels in which the beet slices go in one direction while hot water goes in the opposite direction.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Sugar_beet   (1889 words)

 Chapter 6: Common Vegetables for Seed and Fruit
The term "beet" is used to include both the garden beet and sugar beet grown in the United States.
The whitish root of the sugar beet (from which sugar is obtained) may be 6 to 8 inches thick and up to 2 feet long.
Although the evidence indicates that pollinating insects may cause some increase in beet seed yields, their value is given no consideration in the usual recommendations for beet seed production.
gears.tucson.ars.ag.gov /book/chap6/beet.html   (792 words)

 UC IPM: UC Management Guidelines for Beet Leafhopper on Sugarbeet
The beet leafhopper is approximately 0.125 inches long, wedge shaped, and pale green to gray or brown in color.
Beet leafhopper overwinters on rangeland weeds and migrates to sugarbeet and other crops in spring as its overwintering hosts die.
Beet curly top virus is an extremely destructive disease of sugarbeet as well as other crops (e.g., tomatoes).
www.ipm.ucdavis.edu /PMG/r735300611.html   (683 words)

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