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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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Mississippi Field Reports: Planting Nears Finish Line, Crops Need Rain

Mississippi Field Reports: Planting Nears Finish Line, Crops Need Rain

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 1, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 29, 2016. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Stephen “Steve” R. Winters, Grenada County “We have missed the rain again. So far we only have on average about 0.3 inches

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North Carolina Field Reports: Mostly Good Week for Planting, Still Some Wetness Problems

👤From USDA 🕔May 16, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 17, 2016. Extension Comments Stanley Holloway – Yancey County Extension Rain mid-week limited field activities. Precipitation amounts were variable across the county with most areas receiving between 1″-2″ of rain. Good

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Mississippi: Markets, Rain Play Havoc with Planting Decisions

Mississippi: Markets, Rain Play Havoc with Planting Decisions

👤By Linda Breazeale, MSU Ag Communications 🕔Apr 1, 2016

Crop decisions made in January based on markets and profit potential may be cloudy memories for growers waiting on fields to dry out enough to allow spring plantings. Brian Williams, an agricultural economist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service,

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Georgia Gets AgLogic 15G to Replace Temik Pesticide

Georgia Gets AgLogic 15G to Replace Temik Pesticide

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 14, 2016

Growers will soon be able to purchase AgLogic 15G Aldicarb Pesticide – a product which is essentially the same as Temik in formulation and performance. Since Temik was withdrawn from the market in 2011, growers have struggled to find an

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