Potential for sweetpotato production in Pacific Northwest

7 octubre 2015

To determine if sweetpotato could be successfully produced in the Pacific Northwest, researchers studied four sweetpotato cultivars by subjecting them to four soil water tension (SWT) irrigation criteria treatments using drip irrigation. In general, sweetpotato yield decreased with the increase in SWT, with highest yield attained at the lowest SWT tested. Results suggested that sweetpotato could be grown in eastern Oregon and would be capable of producing yields comparable to those obtained in California.