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Title The sweetpotato / editors, Gad Loebenstein, George Thottappilly.
Imprint [Dordrecht] : Springer, 2009.

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Subject Sweet potatoes.
Sweet potatoes -- Nutrition.
Sweet potatoes -- Harvesting.
Sweet potatoes as feed.
Sweet potatoes -- Diseases and pests.
Ipomoea batatas.
Nutritive Value.
Plant Diseases.
Alt Name Loebenstein, G. (Gad)
Thottappilly, G.
Description 1 online resource (xxx, 522 pages) : illustrations, maps
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781402094750 (electronic bk.)
1402094752 (electronic bk.)
1402094744 (hbk.)
9781402094743 (hbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612068300
OCLC # 341597736
Additional Format Print version: Sweetpotato. [Dordrecht] : Springer, 2009 9781402094743 1402094744 (OCoLC)295002419

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