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Chen Jiang, Penelope Perkins-Veazie, Sylvia M. Blankenship, Michael D. Boyette, Zvezdana Pesic-VanEsbroeck, Katherine M. Jennings, and Jonathan R. Schultheis

incidence of symptoms, some being severe. A few other farms had less than 2% incidence, whereas most farms had storage roots exhibiting no symptoms. Internal necrosis symptoms are not evident on the exterior of storage roots, which precludes early detection

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Fernando Montero de Espinosa Baselga, Jonathan R. Schultheis, Michael D. Boyette, Lina M. Quesada-Ocampo, Keith D. Starke, and David W. Monks

, a grower reported that 1600 tons of sweetpotato roots in storage had a disorder characterized by small brown to black necrotic areas in the flesh near the proximal end of the root, which is where storage roots are removed from the stem ( Dittmar et

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Arthur Q. Villordon, Don R. La Bonte, Nurit Firon, Yanir Kfir, Etan Pressman, and Amnon Schwartz

Sweetpotato producers have high expectations every season. What they want is a uniform crop consisting of U.S. No. 1 grade storage roots (elliptical roots 8 to 23 cm in length and 5 to 9 cm in diameter) and few small or oversized grade (jumbos

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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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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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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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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