Identification & Management
Successful management of sweet potato diseases requires the same strategies as other vegetables.
Contains information related to insect pest management in sweet potato crops developed by the Sweet Potato Research station.
A description of the guava root-knot nematode and the potential for spread and damage to many crops in Louisiana
(01/11/18) An AgCenter researcher is trying to find out if an aggressive pest that has devastating effects on sweet potatoes has made its way into the state.
Plant-parasitic nematodes can damage plants in many ways and are considered to be a serious threat to sweet potato production in Louisiana. This publication describes problematic nematode species and management strategies available for these pests. (PDF format only)
A publication describing the biology, disease cycle and management of black rot in sweet potato.
Scurf is a common disease of sweet potatoes. Proper identification is the key to successful disease management. Use this fact sheet to help you identify and manage this disease. (PDF Format Only)
This comprehensive publication covers the importance of harvesting techniques, as well as curing and storage conditions, that will promote quality and extend the storage life of sweet potatoes. It also includes information on packing line sanitation, product safety, certification standards and USDA grade standards for sweet potatoes. (Produced by North Carolina State University and the LSU AgCenter -- PDF Format Only)
Provides information related to Root-knot nematode in sweet potatoes.
Provides information related to sclerotial blight and circular spot in sweet potatoes.
Provides information related to streptomyces soil rot on sweet potatoes.
Provides information related to white rust disease in sweet potatoes.
Provides information and symptoms related to Chlorotic Leaf Distortion.