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Louisiana Sweet Potato Harvest Off to Late Start

Louisiana Sweet Potato Harvest Off to Late Start

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Oct 11, 2017

After a challenging growing season, Louisiana farmers are harvesting sweet potatoes, but the crop is somewhat delayed in areas. Development of this year’s crop has been slow for some growers, said Tara Smith, resident coordinator at the LSU AgCenter Sweet

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Mississippi Sweet Potatoes: Domestic Demand Stabilizes

Mississippi Sweet Potatoes: Domestic Demand Stabilizes

👤By Nathan Gregory, MSU Extension Service 🕔Oct 6, 2017

Mississippi producers are growing 28,100 acres of sweet potatoes this year, but not one of those is below the northern third of the state. What keeps growers in south Mississippi from planting the increasingly popular crop? Weevils are mostly to

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North Carolina Sweet Potatoes: Alert Issued on Emergent Nematode

North Carolina Sweet Potatoes: Alert Issued on Emergent Nematode

👤By Lina Quesada-Ocampo, North Carolina State University 🕔May 24, 2017

This month Dr. Weimin Ye, nematode assay section chief at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) issued an alert warning sweetpotato growers about an emergent nematode that could threaten the crop due to the extensive damage it can

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Louisiana: Sweet Potato Farmers Hear Updates on Industry, Research

Louisiana: Sweet Potato Farmers Hear Updates on Industry, Research

👤By Olivia McClure, LSU AgCenter 🕔Jan 23, 2017

The Louisiana 2016 sweet potato harvest, which was delayed by flooding rains in August, yielded 35 percent fewer bushels than the year before, farmers were told on Jan. 18 at a meeting of the Louisiana Sweet Potato Association. On average,

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Louisiana: Sweet Potato Producers See Weather-Related Losses

Louisiana: Sweet Potato Producers See Weather-Related Losses

👤By Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter 🕔Oct 25, 2016

Louisiana sweet potato growers are experiencing a tough harvest period following record rains that hit the state in August. In north Louisiana, many growers took a double hit from wet weather, first in March and again in August, said Myrl

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Louisiana: Sweet Potato Producers See Weather-Related Losses

👤By Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter 🕔Oct 25, 2016

Louisiana sweet potato growers are experiencing a tough harvest period following record rains that hit the state in August. In north Louisiana, many growers took a double hit from wet weather, first in March and again in August, said Myrl

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Mississippi: Sweet Potato Harvest Yields Mixed Baskets

Mississippi: Sweet Potato Harvest Yields Mixed Baskets

👤By Linda Breazeale, MSU Extension Service 🕔Sep 26, 2016

After two challenging years in Mississippi sweet potato fields, farmers are hoping for a problem-free harvest over the next few weeks. Stephen Meyers, Extension sweet potato specialist based at the Mississippi State University Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station, said growers

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