Louisiana: Rolling Crops Field Tour, Bunkie, July 25

🕔Jul 10, 2019A rolling crops field tour by the LSU AgCenter along with state and federal agencies will be held July 25 in St. Landry and Avoyelles parishes. Participants in the event […]

Louisiana: Sweet Potato Field Day, Delhi, Aug 22

🕔Jul 2, 2019The annual LSU AgCenter sweet potato field day is set for Aug. 22 at Black Gold Farms headquarters at 2305 La. Highway 17 in Delhi. “This field day offers a […]

Mississippi Sweet Potato: Layby Considerations, Weed and Pest Control – Podcast

🕔Jun 28, 2019Extension sweet potato specialist Stephen Meyers discusses considerations for layby fertilizer, weed control, and insect control. http://extension.msstate.edu/sites/default/files/audio/MSCP_SweetPotato062719.mp3

U.S. Sweet Potatoes: Production Declined 23% in 2018

🕔May 30, 2019Following a record-high sweet potato production year in 2017, Hurricane Florence slammed into North Carolina’s sweet potato growing region in September 2018, contributing to the largest single-year U.S. production fall […]

South Carolina: Sweet Potato Weevil, Benghal Dayflower Quarantine Areas Increased

🕔Jan 16, 2019Clemson University’s Department of Plant Industry (DPI) has issued updated quarantine information related to two crop pests: sweet potato weevil and Benghal dayflower. The agency expanded a longstanding quarantine due […]

South Carolina Sweet Potatoes: New Pest in Darlington County Forces Quarantine

🕔Jan 9, 2019A new pest detected in two farm fields in Darlington County has resulted in a quarantine of South Carolina sweet potatoes by Louisiana and Mississippi. Guava root-knot nematode was detected […]

Mississippi: Ag Industry Holds Steady Despite Lower Row Crop Values

🕔Dec 18, 2018Agriculture was a $7.7 billion industry in Mississippi this year, exceeding the total set in 2017 despite declines in the estimated value of row crops, timber, catfish and livestock. The […]

Carolinas Tobacco, Sweet Potatoes: Aggressive Nematodes – New Research

🕔Dec 5, 2018The Carolinas’ wet 2018 growing season presented tobacco and sweet potato growers with many challenges. Among those was achieving control of a relatively new species of root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne enterolobii. […]

Louisiana Field Reports: Heavy Rains Bring Unsatisfying End to Harvest

🕔Nov 13, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 11, 2018. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Mark Carriere, Point Coupee Parish “Continued rainfall made it difficult to harvest […]

Mississippi Field Reports: Rains Make Harvest Wrap Up a Struggle

🕔Nov 6, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 4, 2018. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Jimbo Burkhalter, Tallahatchie County “Cooler weather has helped to get us past […]

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