Sugar beets are the most cost-effective source of sugar in the U.S. Compared with other crops, beets:

  • require less water per acre
  • require less nitrogen per acre
  • produce more sugar per acre
  • have lower greenhouse gas emissions

The emerging global bio-based products market, including advanced biofuels and bio-chemicals, is expected to reach $500B by 2025. Sugars are the building blocks of bio-based products. Our high-sugar beets can provide inexpensive sugars necessary to sustain the emerging industries. 

    Sugars are the building blocks of bio-based products

    Sugars are the building blocks of bio-based products

Plant Sensory Systems has developed products to increase the sugar yield of beets using traditional breeding (Improved Beet Hybrids), advanced genetics (NUEST Beets) and biochemical solutions (Brix Boost).  

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Beet Hybrids with Improved Traits

New non-GMO beet hybrids were developed using our advanced rapid breeding and selection techniques. The new hybrids have increased tolerance to diseases and pests in hot and humid regions and improved agronomic traits for growth. The hybrids showed outstanding field performance, producing 23% to 33% more sugar per acre than conventional sugar beet hybrids. Plant Sensory Systems' hybrid seed is available from our subsidiary, Just Beets LLC.

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Brix Boost Increases Sugar Yield

Brix Boost, a proprietary formulation of natural plant compounds has been developed for use as a foliage application on sugar crops to increase sugar yield. Brix Boost has been tested with multiple sugarbeet genetics, environmental conditions, and timings of application in controlled greenhouse conditions, coded field trials in Maryland, and multiple commercial fields in the Northern Plains. In commercial fields, beets treated with Brix Boost had on average 7% higher sugar yield compared with untreated matched controls.

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NUEST Beets: High Sugar Content

Beets with our patented high-sugar technology, producing 40% more yield, provide the most economical source of sugars for the biofuel and bio-based product industries. Technology was funded in part by a highly competitive award from ARPA-E.

Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (within US Dept of Energy)

Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (within US Dept of Energy)

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