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Excerpt from Sugar Beet Seed: History and DevelopmentPerhaps the greatest achievement in plant breeding has been reached by those scientists who have directed their study and applied their knowledge to the amelioration of the sugar beet.The main object sought in breeding sugar-beet seed has differed from the objects sought in the development of other seeds, in that neither the appearance nor the flavor of the resultant plant or fruit has been the objective; even the increase in size has been of minor importance. The main quest of the scientists who have given their life studies to the amelioration of the beet, has been to change the ratio of its chemical constituents by eliminating a portion of its other substances and replacing them with sugar.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.