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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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, 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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-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

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on the subsequent performance of crops. Storage roots weighing between 100 and 200 g were used for producing root pieces. Each root was cut in half transversely to produce a root piece weighing between 50 and 100 g. Root pieces were treated with

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plant when deflasked indicating transition zone; ( B ) bud development at different positions on a single plant after 1 year (June 2009; white arrow indicates a cluster arising from proximal end of storage roots); ( C ) bud cluster developed at a node

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storage roots of all sizes, but in the sweetpotato fry industry, they prefer large roots because the recovery is greater (longer and more consistent fry length than with medium-sized roots). In addition, shape is not as critical as for fresh market, and

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cultivars provides consumers and farmers with high-quality sweetpotatoes with cream- and orange-fleshed storage roots and moderate to high provitamin A contents with potential to alleviate widespread vitamin A deficiency in Uganda and other developing

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(purple) (8/4)]. The five stamens are inferior to stigmata and are attached to the ovary. Storage roots are round–elliptical without lobing and are consistent in shape. In California, the shape is superior to ‘Diane’, which typically grows long. In

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values of five plants. Determination of free amino acids in plants. Sixteen weeks after AMF inoculation, plants were sampled and partitioned into ferns and storage roots from 10 plants, and all samples were frozen in liquid nitrogen. The samples for free

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Scarlet’ grown at the U.S. Vegetable Laboratory, Charleston, SC, 2009. In South Carolina, the storage roots of ‘Charleston Scarlet’ are mostly elliptical and uniformly shaped with a smooth, attractive red skin and medium orange flesh ( Fig. 1

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