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Sweet potato field day scheduled for August 7 in Chase

News Release Distributed 07/21/14

CHASE. La. – The LSU AgCenter sweet potato field day will be held August 7 at the Sweet Potato Research Station in Chase, beginning with registration at 7:45 a.m.

The program will begin at 8:15 and feature 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 by email for information concerning the field day.

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

Rick Bogren

Last Updated: 7/21/2014 9:27:58 AM

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