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Sweetpotato research at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Abstracts. Volume 2

Sweetpotato, Ipomoea batatas is a verstatile root crop grown in all parts of tropical and subtropical world. It is valued for its short growing period of 90 to 120 days, high nutritional content and its sweetness. Despite these values, it has not gained popularity in Ghana due to minimal integration …

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Present Status and Future Research in Sweetpotato in Indonesia

In Indonesia, sweetpotato is considered an important food crop. However, its total harvested area and productivity indicate that development of the crop is relatively stagnant or declining. Research priority given to sweetpotato is lower than rice and other food crops. In Indonesia, government research institutions and universities carry out research …

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Overview of Breeding and Evaluation of Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato In South Africa

The sweetpotato research programme at the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) Roodeplaat Vegetable and Ornamental Plant Institute (ARC-Roodeplaat) has been operational since the 1950s. The program has contributed to the sweetpotato industry in South Africa in two ways: through breeding of almost all the commercially grown sweetpotato cultivars, and by a scheme …

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