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How do ornamental sweet potatoes fit into the sweet potato quarantine restrictions?
Ornamental sweet potatoes are treated the same as production sweet potatoes, since the risk of harboring weevils is the same.
What types of vegetative materials are used in the revegetation projects?
Many species of native wetland plants and locally adapted cultivars are used, and are selected according to project site conditions. For more information contact the Office of Soil & Water Conservation.
How do I submit a seed sample for testing?
Download from this website and complete the Service Sample Submission form. Forward a sample of the seed with the corresponding submission form to the Louisiana State Seed Testing Laboratory.
Why should I purchase Certified Seed?
Seed quality is perhaps one of the most important factors in your buying decision. Quality is what distinguishes Certified Seed from all the rest. Purchasing high quality Certified Seed ensures you that the attributes selected by the breeder are actually present in the seed you purchase. Seed that carries the Certified tag often costs more than other seed, but you get what you pay for.
What are the benefits of Boll Weevil Eradication?
In areas of boll weevil eradication, cotton growers have benefited from lower production costs because of reduced pesticide use and higher yields that have led to increased land values and expanded cotton acreage. Pesticide savings between 40 and 90 percent have been realized and many cotton growers have been able to forgo pesticide use entirely. Yield increases of 10 to 20 percent have been achieved in areas where the boll weevil has been eliminated.