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Srijana Shrestha and Carol Miles

the same procedures as in 2019. Beds were mulched with BDM (same product as in 2019) and spacing between plants was 38 cm based on 2019 results to provide the maximum number of storage roots per plant to assess wireworm incidence. The experiment

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Daniel Oscar Pereira Soares, Karla Gabrielle Dutra Pinto, Laís Alves da Gama, Carla Coelho Ferreira, Prasanta C. Bhowmik, and Sônia Maria Figueiredo Albertino

roots, and the level of water content in the soil, which are crucial for the development of cassava storage roots ( Thomas et al., 2020 ). Changes in the physical properties of soil involve complex biotic and abiotic factors not yet fully understood and

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Scovia Adikini, Settumba B. Mukasa, Robert O.M. Mwanga, and Richard W. Gibson

planting by ensuring timely access to planting material in areas prone to drought, a method of sprouting storage roots has been developed ( Namanda, 2012 ) and is being promoted in Uganda, Tanzania, and Malawi by the International Potato Center (CIP). The

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Arthur Villordon, Jeffrey C. Gregorie, and Don LaBonte

tedious, slow, and prone to measurement errors ( Wang and Nguang, 2007 ). The growing demand for sweetpotato French fry ( Sato et al., 2018 ) and other processed products has increased the need for producing storage roots of desired shape and consistency

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Bandara Gajanayake, K. Raja Reddy, Mark W. Shankle, and Ramon A. Arancibia

expression of several genes, which are influenced by several environmental factors ( Ravi et al., 2009 ). Transplanted slips produce adventitious roots, some of which develop into economically important storage roots through proliferation of cambial cells

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Guo-qing Song, Hideo Honda, and Ken-ichi Yamaguchi

Sweetpotato is one of the most important food crops in many developing countries as a result of its nutritional value, ease of cultivation, and high productivity of storage roots. It is also an important industrial material for producing starch

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Ramón A. Arancibia, Jeffrey L. Main, and Christopher A. Clark

storage roots asymmetrically, but in some cases necrosis expands internally with little or no external symptoms. Tip rot is distinct from other nonrestricted or moderately aggressive fungal end rots caused by known pathogens ( Clark, 1992 ; Clark et al

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Desmond G. Mortley, Douglas R. Hileman, Conrad K. Bonsi, Walter A. Hill, and Carlton E. Morris

a range of 5.5–6.0 with 2 m HCl or NaOH. Harvest. Plant storage roots and all foliage were harvested 120 d after planting. Plants were cut at the base and weighed fresh, and after drying for 72 h at 70 °C. Root samples were separated into three

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William B. Thompson, Jonathan R. Schultheis, Sushila Chaudhari, David W. Monks, Katherine M. Jennings, and Garry L. Grabow

growing conditions. Storage roots are the principal carbohydrate storage organ in sweetpotato, and each root is a length of adventitious root that forms a localized carbohydrate storage structure. They are defined by their distinctive lateral growth

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Erik J. Landry and David J. Wolyn

electrolyte leakage for each sampling date as follows. Randomly sampled storage roots, 160 per sub-plot, were individually placed into glass test tubes (25 × 150 mm) and distributed into eight 40-cell test tube racks, where each rack contained 20 tubes of each