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Mississippi Sweet Potatoes: 2 Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Auxin Herbicides

Mississippi Sweet Potatoes: 2 Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Auxin Herbicides

👤By Stephen Meyers, Mississippi State University 🕔Jun 16, 2017

With increasing utilization of auxin herbicide-tolerant cotton and soybeans, sweetpotato growers have concerns about drift and off-target movement of dicamba and 2,4-D applications into commercial sweetpotato fields.

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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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North Carolina Field Reports: Good Planting Progress Ahead of Weekend Rains

North Carolina Field Reports: Good Planting Progress Ahead of Weekend Rains

👤From USDA 🕔May 22, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 21, 2017. Extension Comments Julia Houck – Ashe-Alleghany County FSA Recent rains have help with the dry conditions. Corn has been planted in between rain showers.  Janice Nicholson – Rutherford County

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Florida Sweet Potatoes: Wireworms Create Big Problem – What to Do?

Florida Sweet Potatoes: Wireworms Create Big Problem – What to Do?

👤By Beverly James, University of Florida 🕔May 9, 2017

Scientists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are helping state growers save money by managing wireworms in their sweet potato farms. Wireworms became a problem in Florida after sweet potato growers converted fields previously used

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Georgia Packing Operation Fetches $6.1 Mln. In Bank Auction

Georgia Packing Operation Fetches $6.1 Mln. In Bank Auction

👤From a Press Release 🕔Apr 28, 2017

The packing house, land and equipment formerly used in the produce operations for Plantation Sweets sold this week for $6.1 million in two bank-ordered auctions. The assets were a major part of a large Georia growing and packing operation that produced Vidalia onions and

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Dicamba and 2,4-D Sensitive Crops Fall into These 4 Categories – DTN

Dicamba and 2,4-D Sensitive Crops Fall into These 4 Categories – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 6, 2017

The best way to avoid drift damage from newly labeled auxin herbicides this year is never to spray near crops that are sensitive to dicamba and 2,4-D — and that might be harder than you think.    For the past

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South Carolina: Sweet Potato Weevils Eradicated – Ban on 2 Counties Finally Lifted

South Carolina: Sweet Potato Weevils Eradicated – Ban on 2 Counties Finally Lifted

👤By Denise Attaway, Clemson University 🕔Apr 5, 2017

Clemson officials say the 2017 season will be a little sweeter for the South Carolina sweet potato industry now that a ban on sweet potatoes from two counties has been lifted. The ban involved an exterior quarantine on sweet potatoes,

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Louisiana Field Reports: Corn Planting Begins, Rice Well Underway

Louisiana Field Reports: Corn Planting Begins, Rice Well Underway

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 20, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 19, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents “Sweet potato bedding has started, with some producers already completed bedding. Corn planting began last week with ideal weather conditions forecasted for

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Farmers Find Dow’s Enlist Duo Limits Drift Concerns

Farmers Find Dow’s Enlist Duo Limits Drift Concerns

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 2, 2017

As farmers adopt new herbicide technologies in 2017, excellent weed control is not enough. They also are looking for a herbicide solution that stays on target and limits the risk of damaging neighboring plants and crops with less drift and

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Mississippi: Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting, Houston, March 9

Mississippi: Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting, Houston, March 9

👤By Stephen Meyers, Mississippi State University 🕔Mar 2, 2017

MSU Extension will be holdings a winter sweetpotato production meeting at the Thorn Community Center, CR 37, in Houston, MS, on Thursday, March 9. The meeting will run from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. There is no fee to attend and no

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