Today’s Topic: Sweet potato weevil quarantine issued for two counties in South Carolina

By on August 28, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.”

Recently a sweet potato weevil quarantine area was established for Berkeley and Jasper counties in South Carolina after weevils were detected there. The quarantine is an effort to protect against the accidental introduction of the weevil into the state. The quarantine restricts the movement of plants, roots and potatoes and containers or other related materials from these counties into North Carolina. North Carolina is the No. 1 producer of sweet potatoes in the country, to the tune of $342 million in farm receipts in 2017.

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