The prevention of ancillary roots for increased sweet potato production

Published Feb 6, 2012


Many PFI vegetable producers grow sweet potatoes. To increase the marketable yield of sweet potatoes, some have heard that it is effective to remove roots formed by sweet potato runners to help concentrate energy growth to the primary root crown. Two cooperators conducted research to compare the yields of sweet potatoes according to vinelifted and not-lifted to examine if such practice indeed positively impacts the marketable yield of sweet potatoes and if the labor involved in such practice is economically justifiable.