Crop Profile for Sugar Beets in Washington
Kulp, Elvin L.
Daniels, Catherine H., 1957-
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Most Washington State sugar beet production takes place in the central Washington region known as the Columbia Basin. Counties producing sugar beets include Grant, Adams, Franklin, Lincoln, Walla Walla, and Benton. The Washington State sugar beet crop has a farmgate value of $22 million. Sugar beet processing provides seasonal employment for 300 to 400 people in Washington State during the processing year or campaign. Common pests are outlined and control measures are given where applicable. 19 pages.