. Cyclopedia of farm crops, a popular survey of crops and crop-making methods in the United States and Canada;. Farm produce; Agriculture. SUGAR-BEET SUGAR'-BEET 593 metal so adjusted that they move along just below the surface of the ground and destroy the weeds over the entire space between the rows. The duck feet are more or less triangular in shape and can be set so that they will work to any desired depth. Some growers hold that deep cultivation is neces- sary for the production of long, well-shaped beets, but shallow cultivation is generally practiced. The cultivation of beets, like hoei

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. Cyclopedia of farm crops, a popular survey of crops and crop-making methods in the United States and Canada;. Farm produce; Agriculture. SUGAR-BEET SUGAR'-BEET 593 metal so adjusted that they move along just below the surface of the ground and destroy the weeds over the entire space between the rows. The duck feet are more or less triangular in shape and can be set so that they will work to any desired depth. Some growers hold that deep cultivation is neces- sary for the production of long, well-shaped beets, but shallow cultivation is generally practiced. The cultivation of beets, like hoei Stock Photo
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. Cyclopedia of farm crops, a popular survey of crops and crop-making methods in the United States and Canada;. Farm produce; Agriculture. SUGAR-BEET SUGAR'-BEET 593 metal so adjusted that they move along just below the surface of the ground and destroy the weeds over the entire space between the rows. The duck feet are more or less triangular in shape and can be set so that they will work to any desired depth. Some growers hold that deep cultivation is neces- sary for the production of long, well-shaped beets, but shallow cultivation is generally practiced. The cultivation of beets, like hoei
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. Cyclopedia of farm crops, a popular survey of crops and crop-making methods in the United States and Canada;. Farm produce; Agriculture. SUGAR-BEET SUGAR'-BEET 593 metal so adjusted that they move along just below the surface of the ground and destroy the weeds over the entire space between the rows. The duck feet are more or less triangular in shape and can be set so that they will work to any desired depth. Some growers hold that deep cultivation is neces- sary for the production of long, well-shaped beets, but shallow cultivation is generally practiced. The cultivation of beets, like hoeing, is twofold in its purpose—to accomplish the destruction of weeds and the conservation of moisture. When the tops become too large or for other reasons the hoeing and cultivating ceases, the crop is said to be "laid by. Irrigation.—Very few field crops are able to adjust themselves to the extremes of moisture supply in the soil more readily than sugar-beets after they have become well established. However, a certain amount of moisture is necessary, not only for the germination of the seed, but also for the subsequent development of the beets. There is, therefore, no question of greater importance to the beet-growers of the semi-arid sections than that of water rights and the proper use of irrigating waters. Irrigation by flooding, that is, allowing the water to flow over the entire surface of the field, is not usually practiced in sugar-beet-growing. The furrow method of irrigation is employed almost entirely, in which case small ditches or furrows are made between each two rows, or between alter- nate rows, extending across the field from the higher to the lower side. The water is then turned on and allowed to flow until the ground around the beets is well supplied with moisture. In case only alternate rows are furrowed at the first irrigation, furrows are made at the next irrigation between the rows not previously furrowed, so that the rows are watered first on on