Sweetpotatoes are vegetatively propagated from vines, root slips (sprouts) or tubers, and farmers often take vines for propagation from their own fields year after year. Thus, if virus diseases are present in the field they will inevitably be transmitted with the propagation material to the newly planted field, resulting in a marked decrease in yields. This chapter outlines the effect of viruses on yield
Subjects: Sweetpotato diseases pests and diseases
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication Date: 2009
Rights: Springer Netherlands
HOW TO CITE
Loebenstein, G., Thottappilly, G., Fuentes, S. and Cohen, J., 2009. Virus and phytoplasma diseases. In The sweetpotato (pp. 105-134). Springer Netherlands. ISBN: 978-1-4020-9475-0.