Sugar Beet

Sugar Beet
Scientific Name: Beta vulgaris

Bangla/local name: Not known

Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)

Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
Family Chenopodiaceae
Genus Beta
Species B. vulgaris

 Botanical Description of Sugar Beet

Habit:Biennial herb

Root:The taproot is diarch, swollen together with the hypocotyls, forming a tuber.

Leaf: The leaves are glabrous, ovate to cordate, light to dark green or reddish with prominent mid-ribs and strong petiols,

Flower: Flowers can occur in clusters and cohere so that a hard particle is produced.

Inflorescence:The plant has a single flower eat each node of the inflorescence.

Flower: Sessile, bisexual.

Perianth:  Tepal 5

Androecium: Stamen 5, perigynous

Gynoecium: Ovary monocarpellary

Fruit: nut

Fig. Sugar Beet Seeds

 Table 1. Sugar beet variety released by BSRI, Ishurdi, Pabna, Bangladesh

S.L. No. Name of Variety Released by Year of Release Growing Season Yield

(t/ha)

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1 BSRI Sugarbeet-1

 

BSRI 2017 Rabi 75  
2 BSRI Sugarbeet-2

 

BSRI 2017 Rabi 100