Agriculture

Louisiana sweet potato acres up, crop looks promising

LSU AgCenter sweet potato specialist Tara Smith checks sweet potato vines for disease and insects at the LSU AgCenter Sweet Potato Research Station in Chase. Smith said there are about 9,000 acres planted this year, and the crop looks really good. The semi-annual sweet potato field day will be held at the station on Aug. 7. (Photo by Johnny Morgan)

Following several years with decreased acres and growers getting out of the industry, this year looks a lot better for the Louisiana sweet potato industry, said Tara Smith, research coordinator of the LSU AgCenter Sweet Potato Research Station.

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