Wireworm Concerns for Florida Sweet Potato Growers

Jaci Schreckengost Sweet Potatoes, Top Posts

University of Florida (UF) researchers are studying a pest that is a concern for a crop currently expanding in north Florida. Wireworm has been causing problems for sweet potato growers in the state, said Norm Leppla, professor of entomology and program director of integrated pest management at UF. Researchers, such as Leppla, are examining how…

Fun, Exciting, Healthy: Sweet Potatoes

Kayla Mercer Sweet Potatoes, Top Posts, Vegetables

Healthy, new, fresh, easy and fun to prepare. These are just a few of the marketing buzzwords associated with sweet potatoes. Jason Tucker, president of the U.S. Sweet Potato Council, spoke about issues affecting potato growers. He says today's consumer is looking for an appealing potato that is aesthetically pleasing in color, texture and sweetness.…