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Presentation 11: Wound healing and dry matter of orange-fleshed sweetpotato cultivars as influenced by curing methods

Curing (wound healing) in sweetpotato is a crucial pre- or post-harvest practice that could guarantee improved shelf-life, but it is rarely practised by sweetpotato farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa, principally due to lack of knowledge. Wound healing ability of cultivars has been associated with good root storability.  In this study, two …
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CURING AND THE PHYSIOLOGY OF WOUND HEALING

Damage is inevitable during handling and marketing of sweetpotato and is exacerbated by practices such as over-packing sacks. Most plant tissues have mechanisms for healing wounds. This is exploited to improve storability of root crops after harvest by ‘curing’, where they are placed in an environment to promote healing of …
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