Development of Industrial-Type Sweet Potatoes for Farm Diversification

North Carolina State University
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
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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. Best2601 Wolf Village WayAdmin Services III, Suite 240Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7514(919) 515-2444
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