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Don R. La Bonte, Paul W. Wilson, Arthur Q. Villordon, and Christopher A. Clark

parent in breeding programs is with permission of the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center. Storage roots are mostly elliptic in Louisiana and slightly more round than ‘Beauregard’. Skin is rose [7.5 R (red) 5/6)] at harvest and fades in

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Don R. La Bonte, Arthur Q. Villordon, Christopher A. Clark, Paul W. Wilson, and C. Scott Stoddard

/6] and the stamens are inferior and attached to the ovary. Storage roots vary in Louisiana from elliptic to round. Skin is dark purple [10 R (red) P (purple) 3/4] to a less intense purple [10 R (red) P (purple) 4/6] depending on soil type. Coloration is

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Nicholas A. George, Kenneth V. Pecota, Blake D. Bowen, Jonathan R. Schultheis, and G. Craig Yencho

either in preparation for publication or on going. Root type nomenclature When grown from root pieces, sweetpotato can produce a number of different storage root types. Figure 1 depicts and summarizes the most common nomenclature used for storage roots

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Desmond G. Mortley, Stephanie Burrell, Conrad K. Bonsi, Walter A. Hill, and Carlton E. Morris

Sweetpotato [ Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam] is a herbaceous, perennial plant that is grown mainly for its edible storage roots, although the leaves and tips are consumed as a green vegetable ( Villareal, 1982 ; Woolfe, 1992 ). The storage roots are

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Maria I. Andrade, Abilio Alvaro, Joana Menomussanga, Godwill S. Makunde, José Ricardo, Wolfgang J. Grüneberg, Raúl Eyzaguirre, Jan Low, and Rodomiro Ortiz

that of ‘Victoria’ was significantly above that of ‘Resisto’. The dry matter content of the storage roots of ‘Bita’ and ‘Lawrence’ was significantly higher than that of ‘Jonathan’. Table 4. Storage root (SRY) and foliage (FY) yields, dry matter (DM

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Don R. La Bonte, Christopher A. Clark, Tara P. Smith, and Arthur Q. Villordon

superior. Storage roots are elliptical without lobing and consistent in shape. Skin is light tan [10Y (yellow) R (red) 8/6] with a pink cast at harvest. This is considered a negative trait; however, the pink cast fades in storage (< http

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Robert O.M. Mwanga, Charles Niringiye, Agnes Alajo, Benjamin Kigozi, Joweria Namukula, Isaac Mpembe, Silver Tumwegamire, Richard W. Gibson, and G. Craig Yencho

, acceptability assessment, experimental designs, stability analysis, dry matter estimation, production package, and cultivar maintenance. Fig. 1. Morphological characters of ‘NASPOT 11’, ( A ) flower, ( B ) shoot and storage roots, and ( C ) storage root

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Matthew A. Cutulle, H. Tyler Campbell, Monica Farfan, and Phillip A. Wadl

harvested storage roots. Effectively managing weeds is a top priority for sweetpotato growers. Three weeds that are of primary concern to sweetpotato producers in the Carolinas are yellow nutsedge ( Cyperus esculentus L.), purple nutsedge ( Cyperus rotundus

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Stephen C. Smith, Katherine M. Jennings, David W. Monks, David L. Jordan, S. Chris Reberg-Horton, and Michael R. Schwarz

, American Falls, ID). Soil was then dried at 70 °C for 1 week and then weighed. Sweetpotato storage roots were harvested 116, 112, and 122 DAP at HCRS, CURS, and CARS, respectively, using a sweetpotato disk plow (Strickland Bros. Enterprises, Spring Hope, NC

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Silver Tumwegamire, Regina Kapinga, Patrick R. Rubaihayo, Don R. LaBonte, Wolfgang J. Grüneberg, Gabriela Burgos, Thomas zum Felde, Rosemary Carpio, Elke Pawelzik, and Robert O.M. Mwanga

-fleshed. Carotenoid pigments provide OFSP storage roots the orange flesh color. More than 60 mg total carotenoids in 100 g DM have been reported ( Woolfe, 1992 ). A constant high proportion (≈90%) of β-carotene in relation to total carotenoids in OFSP has been known