NCPN Sweetpotato
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NCPN Sweetpotato News

Video on Virus Elimination Therapy

"Excising sweetpotato microshoot tips for virus elimination therapy” is now available on YouTube.

Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7:35 AM

Five Terms Defined for Sweetpotato Clean Plant Programs

Virus indexing is a method used to determine the presence and identity of sweetpotato viruses.  The Brazilian morning glory (Ipomoea setosa), a close relative to sweetpotato, is sensitive to sweetpotato viruses. I. setosa is referred to as an...

Posted on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 1:22 PM

Sweetpotato, NCPN Network News, Spring 2017

Matthew Garber

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...

Posted on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 11:06 AM

NCPN Network News Winter 2017 Sweetpotatoes

Dr. Chris Clark and Emily RIngeman are part of the expert team that manages the Sweetpotato Clean Plant Center at Louisiana State University AgCenter. Over 60 years of collective experience are represented by the team members who collaborate across two locations: the Sweetpotato Research Station in Chase, and the Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology program in Baton Rouge.

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...

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 1:51 PM

NCPN Sweetpotato begins

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...

Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 11:10 AM

NCPN LogoThe 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). The NCPN operates under the auspices of three agencies within the United States Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).



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