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Conditions for growing sweet potatoes commercially

April 21, 2020  By Melanie Filotas, OMAFRA

Melanie Filotas, horticultural IPM Specialist with Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, has had a number of questions from people in parts of Ontario, and elsewhere in Canada, wondering whether sweet potatoes can be commercially produced in their area.

In a special report, Filotas breaks down the environmental requirements of a sweet potato, whether or not it’s suited for commercial production, if potato variety matters, and if plastic row covers can help increase soil temperature. | READ MORE


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