The Sweetpotato

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Gad Loebenstein, George Thottappilly
Springer Science & Business Media, 2009. márc. 21. - 522 oldal
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In the last four decades of the twentieth century the use of sweetpotato was diversified beyond their classification as subsistence, food security, and famine-relief crop. In developing countries they serve both as human food and for feeding livestock. In Western countries they appeal to health conscious consumers because of their nutritional aspects. The sweetpotato is very high in nutritive value, and merits wider use on this account alone. The book has 2 parts. A general one giving up-to-date information on the history, botany, cultivars, genetic engineering, propagation, diseases and pests, nutritional data and marketing; and a second part presenting data on sweetpotato growing practices in different areas of the world. The information should be useful to researchers, practitioners and crop administrators in different countries.

 

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Introductory Remarks
3
Origin Distribution and Economic Importance
8
Botany and Physiology Storage Root Formation and Development
13
Important Cultivars Varieties and Hybrids
27
Genetic Engineering
41
Propagation of Sweetpotatoes In Situ Germplasm Conservation and Conservation by Tissue Culture
65
Major Fungal and Bacterial Diseases
81
Virus and Phytoplasma Diseases
104
Sweetpotato Production in the United States
285
Sweetpotato in China
325
Sweetpotato in SubSaharan Africa
359
Sweetpotato in the Indian SubContinent
391
Sweetpotato in South America
415
Sweetpotato in West Africa
441
Sweetpotato in Southeast Asia Assessing the Primary Functions of a Secondary Crop
469
Sweetpotato in Israel
482

Nematodes
135
Sweetpotato Insects Identification Biology and Management
161
Uses and Nutritional Data of Sweetpotato
189
Economics of Sweetpotato Production and Marketing
235
Marketing Sweet potatoes in the United States A Serious Challenge for SmalltoModerate Volume Growers
268
Sweetpotato in Oceania
489
Concluding Remarks
503
Index
515
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Gad Loebenstein. Ph.D. Graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and joined the Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Israel. He served as Head of the Department pf Plant Virology, Director pf the Agricultural Research Organization and Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Agriculture. His major research interests are plant virus diseases and natural resistance mechanisms of plants to viruses. His published work includes more than 200 scientific and technical papers. He was appointed as Adjunct Professor at the Hebrew University and at the Tel Aviv University, and at the latter as Professor Emeritus. He is a Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society, a Corresponding Member at the German Phytomedizinische Society and a member of the Kazakh Academy for Agriculture. In 1982 he received the Rothschild Prize for Agriculture. Dr. John P. CarrPhD in UK with Michael Wilson (1980-83), Postdoc with Dan Klessig (University of Utah and Rutgers University: 1984-1989), Research Associate with Milton Zaitlin (Cornell University: 1989-1993), own research group at Cambridge University since 1993 (Senior Lecturer in Molecular Plant Pathology).

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