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Making high quality sweetpotato silage: an improved tube silage making method

Sweetpotato silage is a method for preserving vines and roots in a succulent condition in a silo. Well-made sweetpotato silage is a wholesome and nutritious feed for all classes of cattle and pigs. Sweetpotato silage is made by fermenting chopped vines and roots of non-commercial value in the absence of …

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Agro-Facts: Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas) Breeding

This manual is for researchers in the Pacific region who are starting sweet potato breeding programmes but lack training and experience in genetics and plant breeding. It is also for researchers and extension workers who are evaluating local and newly introduced sweet potato germplasm. It may also be useful to …

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Getting ready for sweetpotato production

Farmers are always on the look out for new varieties with better characteristics, such as a higher yield potential, good root characteristics (determined by shape, flesh colour, dry matter content, nutritional value etc), appreciable tolerance to major pests and diseases, drought tolerance, a better taste, a higher market price, the …

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Manual for the on farm trial

  This is a manual for on farm trial (OFT). It is detailed with importance of OFT to farmers and breeders, and step wise guidelines on conducting OFT.

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Remote Monitoring System to ensure backup on all computers

A successful backup system is one that operates consistently and guarantee its users can successfully restore their data when needed. This guide describes a simple system that will help ensure a systematic and consistent backup culture. The geographical dispersion of the various offices where scientific research is taking place coupled …

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Instructions for Data Archiving in SASHA & CIP SSA

There are two types of data that are archived: Scientific studies and for these the archive will include for each one a description of study, raw data, analyzed data, reports, and publications. Data related to the management of the program and projects   The knowledge and supporting data generated in …

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Instructions for Data Archiving in SASHA & CIP SSA

There are two types of data that are archived: Scientific studies and for these the archive will include for each one a description of study, raw data, analyzed data, reports, and publications. Data related to the management of the program and projects   The knowledge and supporting data generated in …

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Setup your backup today – better safe than sorry

Every day we are generating a lot of data as this is the core of our scientific research. But things often go wrong and data gets corrupted by viruses, a laptop get stolen, hard drives fail, or thumb drives get misplaced and days, weeks, or months of work is lost. …

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