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Hastings farmers explore sweet potatoes as alternative crop

August 29, 2016

Back in the 1920s, Danny Johns’ great grandfather was the first farmer in the Hastings area to use a tractor instead of a mule. Now, in a region known for producing potatoes for the potato chip industry, Johns, like his ancestor, isn’t afraid ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Boniato, Chipping Potatoes, Featured Hot Topic, Hastings, Sweet Potato Weevil, Sweet Potatoes, UF/IFAS Hastings Agricultural Extension Center
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Sweet Potato Pest Management

November 23, 2015

You may be familiar with sweet potatoes among Thanksgiving dinner tables, but these crops thrive in Florida’s hot summers. The colorful potatoes are grown throughout the state and are good sources of vitamins A and C. Unfortunately, the potatoes ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: #ufbugs, Agriculture, Agriculture Hot Topic, Banded Cucumber Beetle, Crops, Fruits And Vegetables, Horticulture, Pest Management, Silverleaf Whitefly, Sweet Potato Weevil, Sweet Potatoes, Wireworms

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