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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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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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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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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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South Carolina: Clemson’s Coastal Research Crops Survived Matthew’s Wrath

South Carolina: Clemson’s Coastal Research Crops Survived Matthew’s Wrath

👤By Jim Melvin, Clemson University 🕔Nov 11, 2016

Thanks to a blissful stretch of blue skies and dry weather, at least 80 percent of the valuable crops at Clemson University’s Coastal Research and Education Center have weathered Hurricane Matthew’s wrath and rebounded with voracity. Ongoing research trials that

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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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North Carolina: Sweetpotato Harvest Considerations After Hurricane Matthew

North Carolina: Sweetpotato Harvest Considerations After Hurricane Matthew

👤By Jonathan Schultheis, North Carolina State University 🕔Oct 12, 2016

Hurricane Matthew dumped over 1 foot of rain in various locations across North Carolina (NC) within about a 24-hour period. This has resulted in significant flooding and has affected some of the sweetpotato crop. Sweetpotatoes that have been flooded or

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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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