Development of Industrial-Type Sweet Potatoes for Farm Diversification

North Carolina State University
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:

The Department of Horticulture will use the grant to generate a genetic linkage map for sweet potatoes. This sweet potato linkage mapping project is just one step in a long-term project directed towards the development and production of proprietary high-dry matter, “industrial type” sweet potato varieties with improved carbohydrate, starch, protein, and ethanol production profiles necessary for use by private entities proposing to site several ethanol production plants in eastern NC.

Mr. Richard E. Best 2701 Sullivan Drive Campus Box 7653 Raleigh, North Carolina 27607 919-515-2444
Areas Served:
Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Edgecombe, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Nash, Onslow, Pamlico, Pitt, Wayne, Wilson, Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Hoke, New Hanover, Pender, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Washington

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