Sweetpotato Black Rot Found in Storage Facilities Jan 14, 2021

🕔Jan 14, 2021
Sweetpotato black rot, caused by the fungal pathogen Ceratocystis fimbriata, was found in two commercial sweetpotato storage facilities in January of 2021. Afflicted sweetpotatoes exhibited symptoms of firm, circular lesions ranging […]

Mississippi: Ag Industry Posted 2020 Estimated Value of $7.35B Dec 17, 2020

🕔Dec 17, 2020
Mississippi farmers generated an estimated agricultural value of $7.35 billion in 2020, a 5% increase from 2019 saw soybeans top forestry for the No. 2 spot behind poultry. The predicted […]

Louisiana Sweet Potatoes: Busy Tropical Season Causes Problems for Farmers Oct 27, 2020

🕔Oct 27, 2020
As Louisiana sweet potato farmers near the finish line in this year’s harvest, a clearer picture is emerging of how much damage was wrought by heavy rains that were dumped […]

Mississippi: Sweet Potato Growers Face Challenges Sep 25, 2020

🕔Sep 25, 2020
This year’s sweet potato harvest is ramping up, and initial reports from the field indicate an average yield for 2020. The variability in expected yield from field to field can […]

Louisiana: Farmers Rushing Harvest Before Hurricane Laura Hits Aug 26, 2020

🕔Aug 26, 2020
North Louisiana farmers are rushing to get their corn crop out of the field before Hurricane Laura hits, and so far, the crop looks good. Laura also has the potential […]

North Carolina Sweet Potatoes: Section 18 Approved for Mertect for Postharvest Black Rot Control Apr 14, 2020

🕔Apr 14, 2020
The environmental protection agency (EPA) has renewed the specific exemption section 18 emergency label, originally obtained in 2016, for the use of Mertect (thiabendazole) postharvest to control black rot (caused […]

Mississippi: Agriculture Nears $7.4 Bln in 2019 Dec 26, 2019

🕔Dec 26, 2019
In 2019, Mississippi’s agricultural industry faced the prospect of dipping below $7 billion for the first time in eight years, but federal payments pushed its value up enough to post […]

North Carolina Field Reports: Widespread Hard Freeze, Rains Nov 4, 2019

🕔Nov 4, 2019
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 3, 2019. County Extension Comments Julia Houck – Ashe/Alleghany County Extension Due to shortage of rain in September and October, producers […]

South Carolina Field Reports: Rains Slow Harvest Nov 4, 2019

🕔Nov 4, 2019
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 3, 2019. County Comments W Bruce McLean, Horry County Last week’s rains were beneficial for fall planted crops, but slowed down […]

Mississippi Sweet Potatoes: 2019 Crop Should Be Good Sep 27, 2019

🕔Sep 27, 2019
Spring rains created two sweet potato crops in Mississippi, and the later-planted crop is shaping up to be better than the first as harvests get underway. The U.S. Department of […]

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