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Cover for Nematode parasites of potato and sweet potato.

This chapter describes the nematode parasites of potato (Solanum tuberosum) and sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas). Information is given on their origin and distribution, biology, symptoms of damage, spread, environmental factors affecting parasitism, other hosts, disease complexes, economic...

Author(s)
Niere, B.; Karuri, H. W.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrated pest management of root and tuber crops in the tropics.

This chapter focuses on the key features of major pests and diseases affecting root and tuber crops, such as cassava, sweet potato and yam, in the tropics. The efficacy of the integrated control of these major pests and diseases of root and tuber crops in the tropics is also discussed.

Author(s)
Legg, J.; Okonya, J.; Coyne, D.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648002)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The rich tapestry of biological control targets and agents in sweetpotato production systems of Papua New Guinea.

Author(s)
Liu, J.; Wilson, B.; Guaf, T.; Wau, W.; Komolong, B.; Sar, S.; Dotoana, R.; Jeffery, Y.; Sirabis, W.; Akkinapally, R.; Fujinuma, R.; Kirchhoff, G.; Agiwa, A.; Geno, R.; Culas, R.; Brown, P.; Bang, S.; Gurr, G. M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Family Convolvulaceae.

This chapter focuses on the origin and history, botany and life cycle and types and cultivars of sweet potatoes (family Convolvulaceae). The production and culture, nutritive value, pests, diseases, weeds and physiological disorders of this crop are also presented.

Author(s)
Welbaum, G. E.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645346)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Potato and sweetpotato in Africa: transforming the value chains for food and nutrition security.

This book is based on papers presented at the Ninth Triennial African Potato Association Conference, Naivasha, Kenya, 30 June-4 July 2013.The book focuses on the policies for germplasm exchange, food security and trade in Africa, seed systems, breeding and disease management and postharvest...

Author(s)
Low, J.; Nyongesa, M.; Quinn, S.; Parker, M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sweet potato virus disease.

The most devastating viral disease affecting sweet potatoes worldwide is sweet potato virus disease (SPVD), caused by the synergistic interaction between Sweet potato feathery mottle virus and Sweet potato chlorotic stunt virus. This chapter describes the virus genome organisation, disease...

Author(s)
Gubba, A.; Sivparsad, B. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644264)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Development and evaluation of new sweetpotato varieties through farmer participatory breeding for high altitudes in Kenya.

Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas L.) plays a significant role in food and nutritional security in Kenya. However, production is constrained by: (i) Sweet potato virus diseases (SPVD) and weevils (Cylas spp.); (ii) shortage of clean planting materials; (iii) lack of suitable varieties for high altitude...

Author(s)
Karanja, L.; Malinga, J.; Ndung'u, J.; Gichangi, A.; Lelgut, D.; Kamundia, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Disease management, especially viruses in potato and sweetpotato.

Potato (Solanum tuberosum) and sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) are the fourth and seventh most important crop plants. Both are important subsistence crops in East Africa and complement each other since their growth requirements differ. Potato and sweetpotato are vegetatively propagated, making them...

Author(s)
Valkonen, J. P. T.; Kreuze, J. F.; Ndunguru, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
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: 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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