Roundup Ready Sugar Beets
Sugar beet 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 increased options for weed control, insect protection and disease resistance.
Today, Roundup Ready® sugar beets are helping growers manage weeds, improve productivity and lessen impacts on the environment, while delivering a sustainable and geographically diverse supply of the same pure and natural sugar that customers count on.
Roundup Ready sugar beets have been enhanced through biotechnology and contain the Roundup Ready gene to tolerate applications of labeled Roundup agricultural herbicides, which contain the active ingredient glyphosate.
The Roundup Ready system in sugar beets requires fewer herbicide applications to effectively control weeds. Fewer trips across the field mean reduced greenhouse gas emissions, reduced soil erosion, reduced soil compaction and enhanced water conservation. These sugar beets are helping growers manage weeds, improve productivity and lessen impacts on the environment, while preserving a sustainable and geographically diverse supply of sugar.