Mississippi Sweet Potatoes: Domestic Demand Stabilizes

🕔Oct 6, 2017Mississippi producers are growing 28,100 acres of sweet potatoes this year, but not one of those is below the northern third of the state. What keeps growers in south Mississippi […]

Mississippi Field Reports: Early Soybean Harvest Begins

🕔Aug 22, 2017Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 20, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Trent Barnett, Calhoun County  “Excessive rainfall over the last two weeks may […]

Louisiana Flood, 2016: Apply for Crop Loss Grant, Deadline Aug. 31

🕔Aug 18, 2017The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) recently announced the availability of the 2016 Louisiana Farm Recovery Grant Program.  This program is designed to provide financial assistance to agricultural […]

Louisiana Sweet Potatoes: Farmers Hear About AgCenter Research at Field Day

🕔Aug 18, 2017The LSU AgCenter is working to develop early-maturing sweet potato varieties that would allow farmers to shave up to 20 days off the growing period and sell to the market […]

Mississippi: Sweet Potato Field Day, Pontotoc, Aug. 31

🕔Aug 18, 2017Sweet potato producers, crop consultants, agricultural industry representatives and the general public will learn about ongoing Mississippi State University sweet potato research and outreach efforts at a field day Aug. […]

Louisiana: Sweet Potato Field Day, Bastrop, Aug. 17

🕔Jul 3, 2017LSU AgCenter scientists will showcase their 2017 sweet potato research demonstration plots at a field day on Aug. 17 in Bastrop. The event will be held at the Venoy Kinnaird […]

Mississippi Sweet Potatoes: 2 Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Auxin Herbicides

🕔Jun 16, 2017With increasing utilization of auxin herbicide-tolerant cotton and soybeans, sweetpotato growers have concerns about drift and off-target movement of dicamba and 2,4-D applications into commercial sweetpotato fields.

North Carolina Sweet Potatoes: Alert Issued on Emergent Nematode

🕔May 24, 2017This month Dr. Weimin Ye, nematode assay section chief at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) issued an alert warning sweetpotato growers about an emergent nematode that could […]

North Carolina Field Reports: Good Planting Progress Ahead of Weekend Rains

🕔May 22, 2017Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 21, 2017. Extension Comments Julia Houck – Ashe-Alleghany County FSA Recent rains have help with the dry conditions. Corn has been […]

Florida Sweet Potatoes: Wireworms Create Big Problem – What to Do?

🕔May 9, 2017Scientists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are helping state growers save money by managing wireworms in their sweet potato farms. Wireworms became a problem […]

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