Louisiana: Sweet Potato Field Day Reveals Advanced Lines, Improved Techniques Oct 8, 2021

🕔Oct 8, 2021
The LSU AgCenter Sweet Potato Research Station recently shared its 2021 field day video presentations. “We’re excited about the research and extension programs, many of which focus on foundation seed […]

Sweeetpotato Scurf: Identification and Management Mar 26, 2021

🕔Mar 26, 2021
In collaboration with the Plant Disease and Insect Clinic at NC State we confirmed several cases of sweetpotato scurf in North Carolina. Sweetpotato roots exhibit expanding brown lesions in the […]

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: 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: Hurricane Laura Damages Soybeans, Other Row Crops Sep 1, 2020

🕔Sep 1, 2020
Most Louisiana soybean fields are in decent shape following Hurricane Laura, but there are pockets of serious damage in areas that received strong winds and rain. “Statewide, the crop fared […]

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 […]

South Carolina Field Reports: Great Conditions for Harvest Oct 15, 2019

🕔Oct 15, 2019
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 13, 2019. County Comments W Bruce McLean, Horry County Beneficial rains moved through the region Sunday night. This rain should allow […]

North Carolina Soybeans, Sweetpotatoes: Widespread Fall Armyworm Infestations Oct 3, 2019

🕔Oct 3, 2019
During the past few days, we have had a major increase of caterpillar defoliation reports in soybeans and sweet potato from southeastern NC counties. Field visits south of Highway 70 […]

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 […]

Guava Root-Knot Nematode: Clemson Armed with $7Mln to Combat Pest Sep 18, 2019

🕔Sep 18, 2019
Clemson University researchers, led by nematologist Paula Agudelo, are armed with close to $7 million to design protocols for managing invasive guava root-knot nematodes. The funding comes from the United States Department […]

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