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Double-Cross Sugarbeet Hybrids Utilizing Pollen Restorers1


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  1. Vol. 9 No. 5, p. 610-612
    Received: Mar 6, 1969

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  1. J. C. Theurer and
  2. G. K. Ryser2



Experimental studies in 1965 and 1966 indicated that double-cross restored hybrid sugarbeets, Beta vulgaris L, have excellent potential for commercial use. In isolated seed plots, the female parental single crosses averaged about 100 g of double-cross seed per plant. Forty-six experimental double crosses showed favorable performance for gross sugar, root yield, sugar percentage, and quality in relation to that of two currently used commercial cultivars. A method for production of the double-cross hybrid seed on a commercial scale is outlined.

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