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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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Mississippi Field Reports: Harvest in Full Swing

Mississippi Field Reports: Harvest in Full Swing

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 7, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 5, 2016. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Drew Wilson, Quitman County “Harvest is in full swing. Corn, rice, and soybeans are all being harvested. Yields are looking good, especially

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Louisiana: Sweet Potato Farmers Get Updates at AgCenter Field Day

Louisiana: Sweet Potato Farmers Get Updates at AgCenter Field Day

👤By Olivia McClure and Karol Osborne, LSU AgCenter 🕔Sep 6, 2016

A newer sweet potato variety has finally overtaken a tried-and-true industry standard in terms of acreage grown in Louisiana, producers heard at the LSU AgCenter Sweet Potato Research Station field day on Aug. 31. Louisiana sweet potato farmers now grow

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Mississippi: Sweet Potato Field Day, Pontotoc, Aug. 24

Mississippi: Sweet Potato Field Day, Pontotoc, Aug. 24

👤By Nathan Gregory, Mississippi State University 🕔Aug 10, 2016

Mississippi State University faculty and specialists will update producers at a field day in Pontotoc Aug. 24 on recent sweet potato research. Sweet potato producers, researchers, agriculture industry representatives and crop consultants can view research plots and variety trials at

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Louisiana: Sweet Potato Field Day, Chase, Aug. 31

Louisiana: Sweet Potato Field Day, Chase, Aug. 31

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Jul 7, 2016

The LSU AgCenter will hold a field day for sweet potato farmers on Aug. 31 at the AgCenter Sweet Potato Research Station. Registration will be at 8 a.m., with the program beginning at 8:45 a.m. Topics will include weed management,

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