ID

HORT-282P

Authors as Published

Ramón A. Arancibia, Assistant Professor and Extension Horticulture Specialist, Department of Horticulture Stephanie Romelczyk, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Westmoreland County Roy D. Flanagan, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Virginia Cooperative Extension, City of Virginia Beach Scott Reiter, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Prince George County Mike Parrish, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Dinwiddie County James Jenrette, Research Specialist, Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center

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There is interest in increasing sweetpotato production among farmers in Virginia. An on-farm survey of variety used and yield among sweetpotato growers in southeast Virginia indicates that yield varies greatly. However, irrigation appears to be an important factor in some areas to obtained yields comparable to other states. The two main commercial sweetpotato varieties (‘Beauregard’ and ‘Covington’) and recently released ones performed well in the variety trials and are recommended for production in Virginia. In contrast, many local consumers prefer the white variety ‘Hayman’, but alternative white flesh varieties with better yield and storage root quality are available for commercial production.


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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

May 8, 2018