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Biotechnology Applications for Improving Sweetpotato Production

Sweetpotato, (Ipomoea batatas L.), is a vegetatively propagated crop. Due to the cycles of propagation, viruses are accumulated, which contributes to the decline of sweetpotato yield and quality. Stem cuttings of Abees cultivar were collected from several locations in Egypt and kept under controlled greenhouse conditions. Samples were tested for …
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Introduction of sweetpotato to in vitro culture – OP58

The establishment of tuber crops into in vitro culture requires the isolation of vegetative structures (explants) containing buds. Explants should be inoculated in vessels containing a nutritive substrate (culture medium) where buds will grow to became whole plantlets. For the case of sweetpotato, the preferred explant for in vitro culture …
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Sweetpotato Breeding Under the Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative- SPHI

This is a poster with summarized information on Sweetpotato Breeding under the SPHI Project. Sweetpotato is playing an increasingly important role in African agriculture, combating food insecurity and undernourishment, particularly vitamin A deficiency. The Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI) aims to reposition sweetpotato in African food economies, and improve …
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Are millipedes a pest in low-input crop production in north-eastern Uganda? Farmers' perception and experimentation

Farmers’ perception was collected and experiments were done, through a series of research work between 2000 to 2003 in north-eastern Uganda. This research work included: (i) Field survey on farmers’ knowledge on sweet potato production and perception of millipede infestation; (ii) Field assessment of pests in sweet potato and other …
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