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Tag Archives: Root and Tuber crops

Economic impact of virus free sweetpotato planting material in Shandong privince China

In many developing countries, yields of root and tuber crops are significantly reduced due to diseases and pests in the planting material. In sweetpotato, the sources of planting material, which are either vine cuttings or roots,  are equivalent to clonal seed for vegetative propagation.The development and transfer of new methods …

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SASHA Brief 2014: Heterosis Exploiting Breeding Schemes for Rapid Yield Enhancement

Heterosis is a concept first explained by Gregor Mendel in 1865. Further, in recent studies heterosis for outbreeding crops ranks among the biggest impacts made by plant breeders to world food supply. During sweetpotato action for security and health in Africa (SASHA) Phase 1, clear evidence was generated for the …

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