By Jamie Rieger
The sugar beet harvest for the Burdett/Bow Island area wrapped up on Saturday and all indications point to another successful season for producers in the region.
“Overall, yields were really good. I have heard of some really big yields out there,” said Bernie Lyczewski, president of Burdett/Bow Island Sugar Beet Growers.
A late start to seeding in the spring was more than made up by the hot weather during the summer
“Even with the late planting, it was a good crop this year. We had the extra heat units over the summer and I would say growing conditions were above average,” he said.
Lyczewski said hail on his crop this summer put him back a couple of weeks, but he still had a decent crop to harvest.
“The crops were very good even with the late start, the yields were very good and the harvest went very well. We were just slowed down a bit by the weather,” he said.