Deer love both the foilage and the roots. Excellent attractant for whitetail deer. Grows best in 55 degree soil temperature or warmer. Grows well alone or with other food plot mixes. Seed when ground temp reaches 55 degrees or higher. Sugarbeet seed should not be planted greater than 1.5 in. deep. The plant has a taproot system that utilizes water and soil nutrients to depths of 5 to 8 ft. The life expectancy of sugarbeet leaves varies from 45 to 65 days and is temperature dependent. Sugar beets are well adapted to a wide range of soil types. Sugar beets are produced on coarse textured sandy soils to high organic matter, high clay content, silty clay loam soils.
Sugar beets do not grow well on highly acidic soils and grow best on soils with a pH of 6.0 to 8.0.