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Sweetpotato Herbicides- FAQs

Sweetpotato Herbicides- FAQs

🕔13:28, 29.May 2015

Due to a lack of post-emergence herbicides for use in sweetpotato, sweetpotato weed management is front-loaded with pre-emergence herbicides early in the growing season. For the last several years the following herbicide program has provided the most consistent control of

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GAPs/GHPs Training- March 4th, Pittsboro, MS

🕔16:25, 27.Feb 2015

Good Agricultural and Handling Practices for Producers of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables and Nuts Training-   A certificate program   When: March 4, 2015 (Wednesday) Time:  9:00 A.M. – 12:00 noon Where: Calhoun County Extension Office    121 Parker St., Pittsboro,

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Avoid Sweetpotato Chilling Injury

🕔14:04, 18.Feb 2015

The next few days will be abnormally frigid in North Mississippi.  This increases the risk of chilling injury to sweetpotatoes in storage, and those being transported to or from packing sheds.  Chilling injury occurs when roots are exposed to temperatures

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2015 Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting- Feb. 11th

🕔16:49, 2.Feb 2015

The 2015 Mississippi Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday February 11th at the Calhoun County Extension Office (121 Parker St. Pittsboro, MS 38951).  Registration will begin at 8:30 A.M.  The program will run 9:00 A.M. through lunch.  A

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Sweetpotato Field Day Program- August 20th

🕔13:44, 14.Aug 2014

Mississippi State University will host its Second Annual Sweetpotato Field Day on Wednesday August 20th at the Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station (8320 Hwy 15 S., Pontotoc, MS 38863).  The program for the field day is below.  Please contact Stephen

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North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7

🕔08:39, 25.Jul 2014

The North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7 will present the latest research to the area’s row-crop farmers and consultants. The field day will be from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lee County Agri-Center Magnolia Conference Center on Highway 145 South in Verona.

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Glyphosate Injury to Sweetpotatoes Adjacent to Field Roads

Glyphosate Injury to Sweetpotatoes Adjacent to Field Roads

🕔11:35, 16.Jul 2014

Maintaining clean and weed-free field roads around sweetpotatoes is thought to help minimize rodent injury and make access for crop scouting and monitoring more efficient. Roads are most often maintained weed-free with glyphosate applications. However, off-target movement of glyphosate onto

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Carpetweed- Unsightly but Not a Big Threat to Sweetpotato Fields

🕔12:29, 30.Jun 2014

It’s that time in the sweetpotato production season- where the last slips are making their way into the ground and herbicide treatments applied to the earlier planted crop get tested prior to canopy closure. While pigweeds and nutsedges represent the

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Southern Blight and Sweetpotato Plant Beds

Southern Blight and Sweetpotato Plant Beds

🕔11:47, 23.Apr 2014

Warm April weather in North Mississippi provides great growing conditions for sweetpotato plant beds. A few days near the 80s will have sweetpotato shoots pushing up the black plastic mulch that has been covering them since March. However, warm and

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Sweetpotatoes and Scurf

Sweetpotatoes and Scurf

🕔11:33, 21.Oct 2013

Each year some sweetpotato scurf or “soil-stain” is reported.  However, this year it would appear that the disease has been more prevalent than normal in some fields.  Scurf is caused by a soil-dwelling fungus, Monilochaetes infuscans, and results in darkened,

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