NCPN Sweet Potato Home Page
Matthew Garber, Garber Farms, Iota Louisiana “Garber Farms grows over 1,000 acres of sweet potatoes annually. Our average yields over the past 10 years has steadily increased to around 675 bushels per acre. The Foundation seed program provided by...
You'd think something named “sweetpotato” would be a bit more attractive, but the tuber's lack of visual appeal can be forgiven once it hits the palate. Sweetpotatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamin A, antioxidants and...
As a result of the 2015 Cooperative Agreement Program, USDA-APHIS designated funds for the start-up of the National Clean Plant Network for Sweetpotatoes (NCPN-SP). This annual grant process is made possible by the Farm Bill, which currently budgets $5M...
What is the NCPN-Sweetpotato?
The National Clean Plant Network for Sweetpotato is an association of clean plant centers, scientists, educators, state and federal regulators, certified seed growers, and commercial growers from the fresh market and processing industries concerned with the health of planting stock (seed roots and vine cuttings). It formally joined the NCPN specialty crops network in 2015. The network operates under the umbrella of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
January 21-23, 2018 56th National Sweetpotato Convention and NCPN-SP Meeting, Wilmington, NC