College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members play a major role in a multistate research project that focuses on sweet potatoes.
N.C. State University scientists and Extension specialists will share the latest research related to sweet potato production, marketing and more at a field day scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 13.
North Carolina is the nation’s top sweetpotato producer. The state’s growers produce 600 million pounds of sweetpotatoes annually, nearly half the sweetpotatoes produced in the U.S. In 2010, sweetpotatoes were worth more than $173 million to the state’s growers. Agricultural research and extension programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State [...]