Sugarbeet: A controversial seed crop in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Thomas G. Chastain The Willamette Valley is the USA’s only significant sugarbeet seed production area for this important crop.   Annual acreage in the region for sugarbeet seed production ranges from 2000 to 6000 acres, but has declined since the 1990s (Fig. 1).  Technological advancements in production of sugarbeets has resulted in reduced but stable seed … Continue reading Sugarbeet: A controversial seed crop in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.