Field experiments were conducted to study the feasibility of applying glyphosate [N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine] postemergence with a recirculating sprayer and a vertical roller for the control of common lambsquarters (Chenopodium album L.), common sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.), kochia [Kochia scoparia (L.) Schrad.], redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus L.), and velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti Medic.) in sugarbeets (Beta vulgaris L.). Glyphosate was applied twice each year at 1.7 kg/ha with a recirculating sprayer in 1977 and 1978, or twice as a 20% (v/v) solution with a vertical-roller applicator in 1979. By harvest, 70 to 74% of the total population of treated common sunflower, kochia, and redroot pigweed, 61% of the common lambsquarters, and 30% of the velvetleaf was dead. Root yields in glyphosate-treated plots, when averaged over 3 yr, were increased 5800, 8500, 12 500, and 13400 kg/ha at densities of 6, 12, 18, and 24 broadleaf weeds (equal densities of common lambsquarters, kochia, and redroot pigweed)/30m of row, respectively. Where equal densities of common sunflower and velvetleaf competed with sugarbeets, root yields in glyphosate-treated plots, when averaged over 2 yr, were increased 4400, 11900, 11700, and 10700 kg/ha, respectively, at these same densities.