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Mississippi Field Reports: Early Soybean Harvest Begins

Mississippi Field Reports: Early Soybean Harvest Begins

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 22, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 20, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Trent Barnett, Calhoun County  “Excessive rainfall over the last two weeks may have caused damage to sweet potato crop. Growers will know

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Louisiana Flood, 2016: Apply for Crop Loss Grant, Deadline Aug. 31

Louisiana Flood, 2016: Apply for Crop Loss Grant, Deadline Aug. 31

👤By Kurt Guidry, LSU AgCenter 🕔Aug 18, 2017

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) recently announced the availability of the 2016 Louisiana Farm Recovery Grant Program.  This program is designed to provide financial assistance to agricultural producers that suffered economic losses associated with the two flooding

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Louisiana Sweet Potatoes: Farmers Hear About AgCenter Research at Field Day

Louisiana Sweet Potatoes: Farmers Hear About AgCenter Research at Field Day

👤By Olivia McClure, LSU AgCenter 🕔Aug 18, 2017

The LSU AgCenter is working to develop early-maturing sweet potato varieties that would allow farmers to shave up to 20 days off the growing period and sell to the market sooner. That and other research efforts aimed at improving farmers’

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Mississippi: Sweet Potato Field Day, Pontotoc, Aug. 31

Mississippi: Sweet Potato Field Day, Pontotoc, Aug. 31

👤By Keri Lewis, Mississippi State University 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Sweet potato producers, crop consultants, agricultural industry representatives and the general public will learn about ongoing Mississippi State University sweet potato research and outreach efforts at a field day Aug. 31. The Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural

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Louisiana: Sweet Potato Field Day, Bastrop, Aug. 17

Louisiana: Sweet Potato Field Day, Bastrop, Aug. 17

👤By Karol Osborne, LSU AgCenter Communications 🕔Jul 3, 2017

LSU AgCenter scientists will showcase their 2017 sweet potato research demonstration plots at a field day on Aug. 17 in Bastrop. The event will be held at the Venoy Kinnaird farm, 16388 Old Bonita Road, which is home to the

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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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