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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Section II. Sweet potato: postharvest quality and marketing.

This chapter covers the following aspects of sweet potato postharvest quality and marketing: chemical composition, physiological disorders in freshly stored roots, marketing and quality standards, storage methods, traditional processing techniques, and industrial processing.

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