(07/02/19) CHASE, La. — The annual LSU AgCenter sweet potato field day is set for Aug. 22 at Black Gold Farms headquarters at 2305 La. Highway 17 in Delhi.
“This field day offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with our industry and tour an on-farm site to address the latest in sweet potato production and marketing research,” said AgCenter Sweet Potato Research Station coordinator Tara Smith.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by field tours at 9 a.m. The program will conclude at noon with a sponsored lunch.
Presentations will include:
— Advanced sweet potato breeding lines for the industry.
— Validation of sweet potato slip priming, transplant establishment and precision agriculture approaches at scale.
— Guava root knot nematode survey update.
— Insect management strategies.
— Utility of Reflex herbicide in sweet potato production.
— Sweet potato disease research update.
— Sweet potato consumer and market research.
General industry updates and U.S. Sweet Potato Council updates will also be featured.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture