Posts Tagged ‘sweet potato’

NC State receives grant to improve African sweet potatoes

Dr. Craig Yencho

NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will receive $12.4 million over the next four years from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve a crop that is an important food staple in sub-Saharan Africa – the sweet potato.

CALS is part of award-winning research project

picture of sweet potatoes

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members play a major role in a multistate research project that focuses on sweet potatoes.

Sweet Potato Field Day takes place Oct. 13

North Carolina 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.

Sweetpotatoes

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 […]

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