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The Sweetpotato

Editors: Loebenstein, Gad, Thottappilly, George (Eds.)

  • An up-to-date publication with emphasis on propagation technologies, pests and diseases, curing and storage
  • Special attention is given to sweetpotato growing practices in different areas of the world
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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.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Introductory Remarks

    Thottappilly, G.

    Pages 3-7

  • Origin, Distribution and Economic Importance

    Loebenstein, G.

    Pages 9-12

  • Botany and Physiology: Storage Root Formation and Development

    Firon, N. (et al.)

    Pages 13-26

  • Important Cultivars, Varieties, and Hybrids

    Carpena, A.L.

    Pages 27-40

  • Genetic Engineering

    Kreuze, J.F. (et al.)

    Pages 41-63

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9475-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $349.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9474-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $299.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8135-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Sweetpotato
Editors
  • Gad Loebenstein
  • George Thottappilly
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9475-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9475-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9474-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8135-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 522
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