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Sweet potato field day will be held Aug. 27
PONTOTOC, Miss. -- Sweet potato producers, researchers, industry representatives and crop consultants are invited to attend a field day on Aug. 27.
The event will be at the Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station, located at 8320 Highway 15 South. Specialists and researchers with the Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station will present the field day.
MSU experts will provide updates on ongoing sweet potato research. Attendees will view test plots dedicated to biofungicide, herbicide carryover, variety trial and weed management research. Demonstrations of wild hog traps and a new instrument to quantify sweet potato skinning also will be offered.
Registration is free and begins at 8 a.m. Pastries and coffee will be available for breakfast, and lunch will be provided at 12:15 p.m. Certified crop advisor continuing education units will be available.
For more information, contact Stephen Meyers, Extension sweet potato specialist, at 662-769-9917 or Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org.