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Regional Agronomists provide April crop updates

By on April 8, 2021

With a long, wet winter and now Easter behind us, field work and land preparation for the 2021 crop is in full swing. With the soils drying out over the past week, many acres have been tilled and/or burndown herbicides

New research station building reflects state’s investment in sweet potatoes

By on March 22, 2021

At first glance, the new building at the Horticultural Crops Research Station may not seem that remarkable. It’s a light beige metal building. 60 feet wide. 100 feet long. It’s distinguished by its reddish-maroon trim. Otherwise, it’s a near twin

Today’s Topic: Growers reminded to be on the lookout for nematode damage to sweet potatoes. Testing services available through Agronomic Services Division.

By on September 29, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” With the sweet potato harvest, growers are urged to keep watch for nematode damage and may want to consider molecular diagnostic testing

Recipe: sweet potato soldiers

By on February 28, 2020

February is almost over, which means that National Sweet Potato Month is coming to an end. It’s only right that we end off the month with one more sweet potato dish, and one that might just help satisfy your sweet

Recipe: slow cooker sweet potato bisque

By on February 19, 2020

This time of year it’s pretty difficult to find truly local produce that’s in season in North Carolina. Collards certainly are an option, and there may be some goodies growing in greenhouses. There’s certainly not an abundance of local farm-fresh

Not just for holidays, sweet potatoes make it from field to fork in a simple process

By on December 13, 2019

Sweet potatoes experience a bit of a zenith during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays when their popularity soars. Sweet potato pies and casseroles are pretty popular, and lots of folks also enjoy what many people may call “candied yams.” In

Today’s Topic: New nematode molecular diagnostic fee in effect.

By on November 21, 2019

The NCDA&CS’ nematode lab had a record-breaking year with over 52,300 samples processed, including 2,878 molecular diagnostic samples. Interest in nematode testing has increased from sweet potato producers, particularly in identifying the Guava root knot nematode. The lab has had

Recipe: Sweet Potato Pudding

By on February 28, 2019

For the last week of Sweet Potato Month, we are giving you a sweet and easy dessert recipe. So why do we take a month to celebrate sweet potatoes? Not only are they delicious and packed with vitamins and nutrients,

Recipe: Sweet Potato Muffins

By on February 21, 2019

For National Sweet Potato month, we’re giving you the tastiest sweet potato recipes for any meal! With high school and middle school sports starting back for the season, this recipe will be the perfect breakfast or snack for athletes. Sweet

Recipe: Sweet Potato & Sausage Hash

By on February 7, 2019

Since February is Sweet Potato Month, we are here to bring you the tastiest sweet potato recipes that are easy for anyone to whip up! North Carolina is the number one producer in the country for sweet potatoes, supplying over