Information for the Sugar Industry
Sugar beet and sugar cane growers throughout North America face significant challenges protecting their crops from weeds, insects and disease. Biotechnology provides a platform for new technologies to manage these challenges and develop traits, such as new options for weed control, insect protection and disease resistance.
Today, biotechnology-enhanced sugarbeets are helping growers manage weeds, improve productivity and lessen impacts on the environment, while preserving a sustainable and geographically diverse supply of sugar.
Experimental sugar cane varieties containing various biotech traits are being thoroughly evaluated around the world, with commercial planting anticipated in the next few years.