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

‘Bonita’ sweetpotato [ Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.] was developed by the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station to provide a specialty-type white-fleshed, tan-skinned cultivar similar to ‘O'Henry’ but with southern root-knot nematode and soil rot

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

‘Evangeline’ sweetpotato [ Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.] was developed by the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station to provide a cultivar with characteristics similar to those of ‘Beauregard’ but with southern root-knot nematode resistance and

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

‘Burgundy’ sweetpotato [ Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.] was developed by the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station to provide an orange fleshed, red-skinned cultivar with superior storage root shape, high sucrose content, disease resistance, and

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M. Courtney, M. Mcharo, D. La Bonte and W. Gruneberg

Sweetpotato is vital to small-scale farmers with limited land, labor, and capital. It performs well in poor soils lacking sufficient nutrients and water and thrives in fertile environments where yields exceed those of cereal crops ( Woolfe, 1992

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Paul G. Thompson, John Schneider and Boyett Graves

Sweetpotato Collaborators & Cowpea Meeting

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Jonathan R. Schultheis and David W. Monks

National Sweetpotato Collaborators

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Keith O. Fuglie

of persons knowledgeable about the constraints limiting sweetpotato productivity and value in developing countries (CIP, 1990; Horton, 1989 ). However, no comprehensive survey of sweetpotato productivity constraints in developing countries has been

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Jollanda Effendy, Don R. La Bonte and Niranjan Baisakh

Sweetpotato is a genetically complex clonal crop with incompatibility that presents a bottleneck in backcrossing desirable traits into otherwise superior cultivars. Breeding programs thus rely on open-pollinated, mass selection techniques to improve

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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

The sweetpotato cultivar, Covington, was released by the North Carolina State University Sweetpotato Breeding and Genetics Program ( Yencho et al., 2008 ). North Carolina is the leading sweetpotato producer in the United States, with 63,000 acres

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

North Carolina ranks number one in sweetpotato production in the United States with 87,000 acres planted ($332 million in gross farm value) in 2015 and accounts for more than half of the total acreage planted nationwide ( U.S. Department of