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Tropical Root and Tuber Crops: Cassava, Sweet Potato, Yams and Aroids

Series: Crop Production Science in Horticulture Volume: 17

By: Vincent Lebot

CABI Publishing

Paperback | Dec 2008 | #174856 | ISBN-13: 9781845934248
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About this book

Most of the world's poorest smallholders depend on tropical roots and tubers crops as their principal source of food and nutrition. These species provide large quantities of dietary energy and produce stable yields under difficult environmental conditions. The most important crops are cassava, sweet potato, yam and the aroids, sharing important common traits such as bulkiness, post-harvest perishability and vegetative propagation.

This book compiles the most up to date information on the origin, genetics, physiology, agronomy, pests and diseases and post harvest processing of these crops, while attempting to provide ideas for further research and development.


"This book is a most valuable reference for all aspects of the four root crops, especially for its insight into the future when production is certain to increase greatly."--Experimental Agriculture


Contents

I: Cassava 1. Origin and History 2. Taxonomy and botany 3. Breeding and genetics 4. Developmental physiology 5. Agronomy 6. Pests and diseases 7. Post Harvest Quality and Marketing 8. List of references cited

II: Sweet Potato 1. Origin and History 2. Taxonomy and botany 3. Breeding and genetics 4. Developmental physiology 5. Agronomy 6. Pests and diseases 7. Post Harvest Quality and Marketing 8. List of references cited

III: Yams 1. Origin and History 2. Taxonomy and botany 3. Breeding and genetics 4. Developmental physiology 5. Agronomy 6. Pests and diseases 7. Post Harvest Quality and Marketing 8. List of references cited

IV: Aroids 1. Origin and History 2. Taxonomy and botany 3. Breeding and genetics 4. Developmental physiology 5. Agronomy 6. Pests and diseases 7. Post Harvest Quality and Marketing 8. List of references cited


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