|The typical growing period for sugar beets is 100 – 120 days.
The growing period for sugar cane is 12 to 15 months.
Growing and Harvesting Sugar
United Sugars takes numerous steps to ensure your sugar supply meets or exceeds your expectations.
Our member-growers are continuously improving their growing practices, including seed-variety, fertilization and crop rotation in order to maximize quality, yield and sustainability. Our processing facilities use eco-friendly, forward-thinking technology to ensure sugar quality and performance — including reclaiming materials and zero-discharge wastewater management programs. From agriculture to processing to distribution, United Sugars and our members incorporate practices to help us reduce our environmental impact.
BEET SUGAR...the basics of growing and harvesting
CANE SUGAR...the basics of growing and harvesting