Mississippi Sweet Potato Shipments – Season Underway

Mississippi Sweet Potato Shipments – Season Underway

Average yields and volume for 2020 is seen by the Mississippi State University Extension Service in Calhoun County.

About a third of the state’s crop is planted there. For the last five years, the state’s total sweet potato acreage has ranged from 27,000 and 30,000 acres.

About 9,000 to 10,000 acres of that total are located in Calhoun County.

This year’s Mississippi sweet potato harvest go underway in September an initial reports from the field indicate an average yield for 2020.

Roughly one-fifth of this year’s planting had been harvested as of September 21, according to a report from the USDA. At that time 64 percent was graded in fair condition, with 26 percent rated good.