Smith named research coordinator at Sweet Potato Station

Tara Smith  |  11/7/2008 8:59:51 PM

News Release Distributed 11/07/08

The LSU AgCenter has named Dr. Tara Smith research coordinator at its Sweet Potato Research Station in Chase.

Smith will manage the day-to-day operations of the station as well as continue as the state sweet potato specialist and coordinator of the Sweet Potato Foundation Seed Program.

Smith’s major research interests include integrated pest management of sweet potato insects, particularly soil insects, as well as collaborative research in the areas of sweet potato production and disease and weed management.

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Contact: Tara Smith at (318) 435-2155, or tsmith@agcenter.lsu.edu

Writer: Mary Ann Van Osdell (318) 741-7430, ext. 1104, or mvanosdell@agcenter.lsu.edu  

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