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 […]

Mississippi Field Reports: Harvest in Full Swing Racing Winter Rains

🕔Oct 16, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 14, 2018. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Jimbo Burkhalter, Panola County “We’re still trying to get this crop out […]

Mississippi Foundation Sweetpotato Transition Plan and Order Form

🕔Oct 15, 2018Last week Mississippi State University announced a three-year transition plan of its Foundation Sweetpotato Seed Program which is operated out of the Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station in Pontotoc, MS.  […]

North Carolina Sweet Potatoes: Impacts of Guava Root Knot Nematode Quarantine

🕔Oct 12, 2018Meloidogyne enterolobii Internal Quarantine from NCDA On Friday, October 5, 2018, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released a press statement outlining a quarantine for the guava root […]

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