Sweet potato field day set for Aug. 24

Mary Ann Van Osdell, Sistrunk, Myrl W., Smith, Tara  |  8/4/2011 8:11:51 PM

News Release Distributed 08/04/11

The LSU AgCenter will host an on-farm sweet potato field day Aug. 24 in northeast Louisiana.

The program will begin at the West Carroll extension office at 7:30 a.m. and participants will caravan to the field site. The AgCenter office is located on La. Highway 17 in Oak Grove.

Presentations by LSU AgCenter research and extension personnel will include information on the U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Research Initiative-funded production research, the LSU AgCenter sweet potato breeding program, sugarcane beetle, weeds and virus vectors.

Participants will return to the extension office for a short program and sponsored lunch.

More information is available from Tara Smith or Myrl Sistrunk.

Mary Ann Van Osdell

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