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Susceptibility of two cohorts of sweetpotato weevils to selected insecticides. T. Smith1 and A. Hammond2. 1LSU AgCenter Sweet Potato Research Station, Chase, LA 71324; 2LSU AgCenter Department of Entomology, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. Response of sweetpotato genotypes to several isolates of southern root-knot nematode. Judy A. Thies1*, Howard H. Harrison1, and Don LaBonte2. 1U.S. Vegetable Laboratory, USDA, ARS, Charleston, SC; 2Department of Horticulture, Louisiana State University AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA. (jthies@saa.ars.usda.gov) Production, Physiology, and Plant/Seed Production Growing 'Okinawan' sweetpotatoes in Louisiana: preliminary yield trials and initial impressions. A . V i l l o r d o n 1 , J . W . F r a n k l i n 1 , T . P . T a l b o t 1 , W . M c L e m o r e 1 , C . C l a r k 2 , M . H o y 2 , a n d D . L a B o n t e 3 LSU AgCenter Sweet Potato Research Station, Chase, LA 71324; 2LSU AgCenter Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Baton Rouge, LA 70803; 3LSU AgCenter Department of Horticulture, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. Post Harvest Physiology, Food Science, and Marketing Posters Associations of in-season chrysomelid beetle density and sweetpotato damage in Mississippi sweetpotatoes. J. T. Reed, M. Williams, D. fleming, and C. Jackson. Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, MSU, Mississippi State, MS 39762. Commercial sweetpotato varieties in California and potential fit of L-01-29. C. Stoddard and D. LaBonte. UC Cooperative Extension, Merced, CA 95340; LSU Dept. of Horticulture, 137 J.C. Miller Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. Regenerating Virus-free Materials for USDA Heirloom Sweetpotato Cultivar Collection through the Meristem Shoot-tip Culture Technology. Kai-Shu Ling1, Mary Hoy2, Janice Bohac1, D. Michael Jackson1, and Christopher A. Clark2, 1USDA, ARS, U.S. Vegetable Laboratory, 2700 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC, 2Dept. Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology, Louisiana State Univ, Baton Rouge, LA. Starch biosynthesis and genetic modifications of starch in Sweetpotato ( Ipomoea batatas L.) storage roots. William, A. Akwe, Glory, M. Ashu, Lakeisha Stewart, Celestine Fosung, Adeline Douanla, Qun Xia, Janice Bohac1 Victor Njiti, Samuel Besong, Sandra Barnes, Zhibiao Gou, Shoucheng Zhang, and Ming Gao* Center for Biotechnology and Genomics, Alcorn State University, MS 39096, 1US Vegetable Lab, Charleston, SC 2006 Sweet Potato Trial in the Mississippi Delta. L. Adams and C. Abel. USDA, ARS, SIMRU, Stoneville, MS. . , 1

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Vigna Crop Germplasm Committee

Presiding:

Richard Fery

Sunday: Room: Agenda

(rlfery@saa.ars.usda.gov) 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Riverview, Mobile Ball Room I

  • 1.

    Sign-in and call to order

  • 2.

    Minutes of the 2006 meeting

  • 3.

    Vigna germplasm curator’s report

  • 4.

    USDA funding for germplasm evaluation

  • 5.

    Priority evaluation needs for cowpea germplasm

  • 6.

    Priority enhancement needs for cowpea

germplasm

  • 7.

    Plant exploration and exchange proposals

  • 8.

    Update from CGC facilitator’s office

  • 9.

    Vigna CGC membership

  • 10.

    Plans for 2008 meeting

Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium

Presiding:

Thomas Monaco

Sunday: Room: Agenda

(tom_monaco@ncsu.edu) 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Riverview, Blakeley I

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Steering Committee Members Minutes of 2006 Annual Meeting 2006-07 Budget 2006 Research and Outreach Reports Research and Outreach Proposals Web Site Activity SRSFC Activities 2006-07 County Agent Training Research and Extension Proposal Guidelines

  • 10.

    Steering Committee Members Responsibilities

  • 11.

    Other Issues

Pecan Research and Extension Forum

Presiding:

Saturday: Room: Agenda

Monte Nesbitt (nesbiml@auburn.edu) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Riverview, Mobile Ball Room I

  • 1.

    Review of personnel movement by state.

  • 2.

    Review of state acreage expansion/decline and associated changes in research/extension efforts.

  • 3.

    Pecan cultivar testing, development and recommendations; review of impending releases.

  • 4.

    Pecan grafting update; new materials and methods.

  • 5.

    Tree nutrition research and current findings.

  • 6.

    Pecan orchard economics 101: yield expectations for progressive orchards.

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