Sugar beets are actually an agricultural crop that is commonly grown for sucrose production. Farmers grow this large root-producing plant and process the root into sugar. Although commercial production occurs primarily in the northern United States, it can be an attractive alternative in food plots, even in some of our southern states. Deer will eat the leafy tops and also dig for and eat the roots.
2-3 lbs per acre (1-2 lbs per acre mixes)