Louisiana: Sweet Potato Field Day Set Aug. 7 in Chase

    The LSU AgCenter Sweet Potato Field Day will be held Aug. 7 at the Sweet Potato Research Station in Chase, beginning with registration at 7:45 a.m.

    The program will begin at 8:15. It features reports from LSU AgCenter scientists on their current research, which will include:

    • -Potential for using unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) in agriculture.
    • -Weed management.
    • -Equipment demonstration of a modified bulk harvester and vine snapper.
    • -Insect research.
    • -Improving foundation seed production.
    • -Vegetable disease research.
    • -Optimizing root development and yield potential.
    • -Nematode management.
    • -Sweet potato breeding program.
    • -Industry updates.
    • -Optimizing production practices for fresh market and processing venues.

    Contact Tara Smith, research coordinator, at 318‐435‐2155 or for information concerning the field day.

    The Sweet Potato Research Station is located on La. Highway 15 in Chase Louisiana.

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