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The sweetpotato

Author: G Loebenstein; G Thottappilly
Publisher: [Dordrecht] : Springer, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The sweetpotato is very high in nutritive value, and merits wider use on this account alone. Giving information on the history, botany, cultivars, genetic engineering, propagation, diseases and pests, nutritional data and marketing, this book presents data on sweetpotato growing practices in different areas of the world.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sweetpotato.
[Dordrecht] : Springer, ©2009
(OCoLC)295002419
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G Loebenstein; G Thottappilly
ISBN: 9781402094750 1402094752 1402094744 9781402094743 128206830X 9781282068308
OCLC Number: 341597736
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 522 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Contributors --
Color Plates --
Part I: General --
1 Introductory Remarks --
2 Origin, Distribution and Economic Importance --
3 Botany and Physiology: Storage Root Formation and Development --
4 Important Cultivars, Varieties, and Hybrids --
5 Genetic Engineering --
6 Propagation of Sweetpotatoes, In Situ Germplasm Conservation and Conservation by Tissue Culture --
7 Major Fungal and Bacterial Diseases --
8 Virus and Phytoplasma Diseases --
9 Nematodes --
10 Sweetpotato Insects: Identification, Biology and Management --
11 Uses and Nutritional Data of Sweetpotato --
12 Economics of Sweetpotato Production and Marketing --
13 Marketing Sweetpotatoes in the United States: A Serious Challenge for Small-to-Moderate Volume Growers --
Part II: Sweetpotatoes in Different Regions --
14 Sweetpotato Production in the United States --
15 Sweetpotato in China --
16 Sweetpotato in Sub-Saharan Africa --
17 Sweetpotato in the Indian Sub-Continent --
18 Sweetpotato in South America --
19 Sweetpotato in West Africa --
20 Sweetpotato in Southeast Asia: Assessing the Primary Functions of a Secondary Crop --
21 Sweetpotato in Israel --
22 Sweetpotato in Oceania --
23 Concluding Remarks --
Index.
Responsibility: editors, Gad Loebenstein, George Thottappilly.

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This is an up-to-date publication of the sweetpotato with emphasis on propagation technologies, pests and diseases, and curing and storage.Special attention is given to sweetpotato growing practices  Read more...

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