Sweet Potato

potato2Sweetpotatoes are produced on approximately 20,000 acres in the state. Mississippi sweetpotatoes contribute $82 million dollars to the economy of the state. Total U.S. No. 1 production was approximately 160 million pounds. Presently, approximately 160 Mississippi farmers grow sweetpotatoes. Mississippi’s top five sweetpotato producing counties are Calhoun, Chickasaw, Pontotoc, Yalobusha and Panola.

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Additional Resources:

Know and Manage Sweetpotato Pests

– NSF Center for IPM : North Carolina Information

Harvest and Post-Harvest

– Sustainable Practices for Vegetable Production in the South Dr. Mary Peet, NCSU

Mississippi Sweet Potato Council’s Official Web Site

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