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What is damaging my sweetpotato? A field guide for farmers on pest and diseases of sweetpotato

This is a guide on pest and diseases of sweetpotato prepared by researchers for participants of the sweetpotato integrated production and pest management (IPPM) farmer field schools (FFS). It is aimed at helping them remember what they had learnt in the FFS and support their continued experimentation with different pest …

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Technical Guidelines for the Safe Movement of Sweet Potato Germplasm

The guidelines are divided into two parts: The first part makes general recommendations on how best to move germplasm of the crop concerned and mentions available intermediate quarantine facilities when relevant. The second part covers the important pests and diseases of quarantine concern. The information given on a particular pest …

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SWEET POTATO SEED SYSTEMS TRAINING MANUAL FOR FARMERS

Sweet potato is globally the second most economically important root crop after potato and is an important food security crop in many of the poorest regions of the world including sub-Saharan Africa. Root crops are unusually important relative to cereals in Africa In East Africa, sweet potato is grown predominantly …

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Sweetpotato Germplasm Management Training Manual: Management of sweetpotato plant materials in quarantine greenhouse

Collecting activities allow us to obtain new samples that could be introduced into the collections. It is important, therefore, to be careful in handling these materials when they arrive to the place where the collection is maintained. This manual outlines some precautions for sweetpotato germplasm collectors to consider in order to reduce …

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Morphologic identification of duplicates in collections of Ipomoea batatas

The identification of duplicates in sweetpotato collections depends on the degree of accuracy with which the data was obtained during the morphological characterization in the field; on the correct transfer of the data to a file for computer processing, and on a good validation of the data once the accessions …

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Sweetpotato Germplasm Management (Ipomoea batatas) Training manual

The sweetpotato is a plant that was probably originated in or near northwestern South America. The most common names for this plant in Latin America are batata, camote, boniato, batata doce, apichu, and kumara.   The systematic classification of the sweetpotato is as follows: Family: Convolvulaceae Tribe: Ipomoeae Genus: Ipomoea …

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International Training Course on Maintainance, Characterization and Duplicate Identification of Ipomoea batatas Collections

The following document is a handout of the International Training Course on Maintenance, Characterization and Duplicate Identification of Ipomoea batatas collections, held from November 29 to December 2, 1999 in Thiruvananthrapuram.

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What is damaging my sweetpotato? Mwongozo kwa wakulima kuhusu wadudu waharibifu na magonjwa ya zao la viazi vitamu

A field guide for farmers on pests and diseases of sweetpotato. This is a Swahili guide on pest and diseases of sweetpotato prepared by researchers for participants of the sweetpotato integrated production and pest management (IPPM) farmer field schools (FFS). It is aimed at helping them remember what they had …

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A handbook on the Philiphine Sweetpotato Anthropod Pests and their Natural Enemies

This is a guide prepared in the Philippines. It documents the sweetpotato arthropod pest and their natural enemies. Various strategies started to increase production have been hampered by pest damages resulting in high production losses. Therefore, this handbook is helpful in identifying sweetpotato arthropod pests and their natural enemies. The …

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