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Propagating and Growing Sweetpotatoes in the Pacific Northwest Webinar

April 6, 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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Interested in growing sweetpotatoes on the Olympic and/or Kitsap Peninsulas? Want to learn how and take part in an on-going research trial? Based on the experience of a handful of local farmers and trials at the WSU Mount Vernon Research Center, Sweetpotatoes can be a viable crop in our northern maritime climate. The WSU Regional Small Farms Program is working in partnership with the Research station to bring trials to our area that are focused on finding sweetpotato varieties that are resistant to wireworm damage and that have other traits that benefit small scale organic farmers.

Shrijana Shrestha, graduate student at the WSU Mount Vernon Research Center, will share methods of producing sweetpotato cuttings from storage roots for planting in the late spring, and provide growing tips. Producing sweetpotato cuttings on the farm saves money and reduces the likelihood of introducing new diseases to the farm through purchased planting stock. This class is the first in the series of remote and on-farm classes and field days that will be offered on all aspects of sweetpotato cultivation and related topics. 

There is still space in our on-farm trials for more participants! Growers must be willing to grow a 30-40 foot row. Sweetpotato roots and one on one troubleshooting help will be provided, along with the classes offered. Contact Laurel Moulton for more information.


April 6, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


WA United States


Kellie Henwood
360-379-5610 ext. 201