A nutrient media for multiplying pre-basic sweetpotato vines under a sandponics system was optimized. The vine multiplication rate for pre-basic seed multiplication increased by 22% using sandponics. The cost of producing a 3-node cutting has been reduced by $0.027. Root yields were 7.1 t/ha higher using sandponics sourced planting material compared to material sourced from the conventional screen house production system.
Authors: Reuben SSALI, Phabian Makokha, Martin Chiona, Kennedy Masamba
Subjects: Seed systems, Sweetpotatoes, Sweetpotato agri-food systems
Publisher: International Potato Center
Publication Date: August 31, 2019
Rights: Open access: CC-BY-4.0
HOW TO CITE
International Potato Center. 2019. SASHA Brief 08. Pre-basic sweetpotato vine multiplication using a sandponics system. Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa Project(SASHA). CIP. 4p