Preferred Seed

Preferred Seed, Preferred Results


Sugar Beet



Sugar Beets are taproot plants that store sugar reserves in the root and produce tall green leafy foliage above the surface. Although primarily used for production of sucrose sugar beets also can be used in wildlife food plots and for livestock grazing. The beet tops are what are primarily consumed by deer and livestock.  The tops contain about 52% percent digestible dry matter of which 13% percent is crude protein although deer will dig up and consume the root of the plant.  It is the protein and energy content that sugar beets offer that attracts deer.



Planting Guide


  • Seeding Rate (Alone/Acre):   8 – 10 lbs.  

  • Seeding Depth(Inches):  ½ - 1 ½

  • Life Cycle: Annual

  • Seeding Dates :  Northern:   April 1 – June 1

                                              Southern:    Feb. 1 – April 1

                                                                  Sept 15 – Oct. 15


Consult your local cooperative extension agent for specific planting recommendations for your area.    Find your cooperative extension agent.



Product Specifications

Release Date: 08/17/10

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