Sugar Beet Harvest To Start Oct. 1
Sugar beet harvest is scheduled to begin on Oct. 1, in eastern Montana.
â€śAll locations will start on Oct. 1,â€ť Duane Peters, agricultural manager at Sidney Sugars, said.
Despite being down on acres, Peters said there are reasons to expect a successful harvest. A total of 18,300 acres are contracted in the area this year.
â€śAll the areas are looking good,â€ť Peters said. â€śWeâ€™re very pleased with all of them.â€ť
Based on their last samples, Peters said it looks like tons per acre will be about 29.
â€śFor this year, itâ€™s pretty good,â€ť Peters said.
The sugar contest percentage seems to be about average.
â€śWeâ€™re happy to see that,â€ť Peters said.
Heâ€™s hoping for nice, cool weather for the next several weeks.
He added the factory staff is fully staffed, but applications are being accepted for positions.