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Cover for Potato and other root crops.

This chapter focuses on the current knowledge about the major beneficial compounds derived from potatoes and carrots, as well as sweet potato, red beet, red radish, cassava and yam. Special emphasis is given to their potential health effects. Suggestions for future research are also mentioned.

Author(s)
Pihlanto, A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935283)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pests of major vegetable crops.

This chapter focuses on the pests of beans (Phaseolus sp. and Vigna sp., among others), cabbage and other crucifers, cassava (Manihot esculenta), cucurbits (Cucurbitaceae), aubergine (Solanum melongena), okra (Abelmoschus esculentus), onion (Allium cepa), peppers (Capsicum annuum and C. frutescens...

Author(s)
Muniappan, R.; Shepard, B. M.; Carner, G. R.; Ooi, P. A. C.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939519)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Research priority assessment at the International Potato Center (CIP).

Since the 1990s, CIP has employed formal economic ex ante and ex post assessment of research to help guide research resource allocation at the Center. Initial work in the mid-1990s on ex ante priority assessment developed estimates of anticipated impacts for each constraints-based project in the...

Author(s)
Fuglie, K. O.; Thiele, G.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935665)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tropical root and tuber crops: cassava, sweet potato, yams and aroids.

This book (28 chapters), which is the 17th volume in the Crop Production Science in Horticulture Series (18 volumes that focus on scientific principles underlying production practices for economically important horticultural crops from major production systems in temperate, subtropical and tropical ...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934248)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Section II. Sweet potato: origin and history.

This chapter covers the domestication, origin, discovery, and geographical distribution of sweet potato.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934248)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Section II. Sweet potato: taxonomy and botany.

This chapter covers the taxonomy, morphology, related species and cytology (largely discussing chromosome number) of sweet potato.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934248)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Section II. Sweet potato: breeding and genetics.

This chapter on sweet potato breeding and genetics covers the following: breeding objectives and selection criteria; sexual reproduction, incompatibility and sterility; crossing techniques and true seed production; selection methods and programmes; heritability of major traits; genotype ×...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934248)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Section II. Sweet potato: developmental physiology.

This chapter on sweet potato developmental physiology covers the following: growth cycle, photoperiodism, temperature requirement, nutrition; water stress and yield potential.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934248)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Section II. Sweet potato: agronomy.

This chapter covers the following aspects of sweet potato agronomy: soil preparation, propagule selection and preparation, plant densities and crop establishment, intercropping, weeding (physical and chemical control methods), fertilizer application and nutrient disorders, and harvesting.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934248)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Section II. Sweet potato: pests and diseases.

This chapter covers sweet potato pests (insects and nematodes) and diseases (caused by bacteria, fungi and viruses), and their management (through biological, cultural, physical, chemical and integrated control methods).

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934248)
Type
Book chapter

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