Sweetpotato Media

Sweet Success With Sweetpotatoes

Sweetpotatoes are North Carolina’s state vegetable, and they’re not just for Thanksgiving anymore. Find out how North Carolina growers have positioned our state as the leader when it comes to production of this increasingly in-demand crop.

Big Data for Better Sweetpotatoes

An interdisciplinary team led by Cranos Williams is setting out on a three-year project to use artificial intelligence to make sweetpotatoes even more profitable. The team will image hundreds of thousands of sweetpotatoes to increase the percentage of sweetpotatoes grown that are USDA grade 1.

NC State Researchers Continue Improving Sweetpotatoes for Africa

Craig Yencho and his team recently received part of a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to continue their work improving sweetpotatoes in Sub-Saharan Africa. The genomic tools developed through the three-year, $15-million-dollar grant will also improve sweetpotato breeding for North Carolina farmers.

Global Engagement Inducts New Academy Members

The Office of Global Engagement inducted 47 members into the Academy of Excellence in Global Engagement, a recognition that honors the achievements of faculty and staff who have made outstanding contributions to international research, education, and service at NC State. […]

Can Sweet Potatoes Save the World?

NC State grew the North Carolina sweet potato industry into a global powerhouse. Now we’re leading the effort to breed sweet potatoes that could provide economic opportunities and better nutrition for people in African countries.