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.

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 […]

Georgia Packing Operation Fetches $6.1 Mln. In Bank Auction

🕔Apr 28, 2017The packing house, land and equipment formerly used in the produce operations for Plantation Sweets sold this week for $6.1 million in two bank-ordered auctions. The assets were a major part of […]

Louisiana Field Reports: Corn Planting Begins, Rice Well Underway

🕔Mar 20, 2017Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 19, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents “Sweet potato bedding has started, with some producers already completed bedding. Corn […]

Mississippi: Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting, Houston, March 9

🕔Mar 2, 2017MSU Extension will be holdings a winter sweetpotato production meeting at the Thorn Community Center, CR 37, in Houston, MS, on Thursday, March 9. The meeting will run from 5:30 pm […]

Louisiana: Sweet Potato Farmers Hear Updates on Industry, Research

🕔Jan 23, 2017The Louisiana 2016 sweet potato harvest, which was delayed by flooding rains in August, yielded 35 percent fewer bushels than the year before, farmers were told on Jan. 18 at […]

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