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Rolland Agaba, Phinehas Tukamuhabwa, Patrick Rubaihayo, Silver Tumwegamire, Andrew Ssenyonjo, Robert O.M. Mwanga, Jean Ndirigwe, and Wolfgang J. Grüneberg

root crops is very limited, except for yam beans with low contents of SRDM, of around 20%, which are appreciated for their refreshing taste. Yam beans originated in tropical America and the crop group comprises three closely related cultivated species

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William Terry Kelley

Jicama (Pachyrrhizas erosus L.) is a vigorous herbaceous vining plant of the Leguminosae family. Native to northern Central America and Mexico, it is produced commercially in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and in warm regions of the southwestern United States. Also known as yam bean, Jicama produces a starchy edible root, although mature pods may be poisonous. This study was undertaken to evaluate the potential for Jicama as a crop in southeastern Georgia and to get some information on the N requirement of the crop. Jicama seeds were planted on 29 May 1997 in three row plots. The planting was arranged with 61 cm between rows and 20 cm between plants in the row. Plots were 6 m long. Each plot received one of five N rates: 0, 30, 60, 90, and 120 kg·ha-1. Treatments were replicated four times. Otherwise normal cultural practices were employed. Data were collected at harvest on 2 Dec. on number and weight of marketable roots, average root size, percent marketability, external and internal color, and root diameter. There were no significant differences among treatments for any of the parameters measured. However, most of the parameters measured showed some linear relationship to fertility level. Jicama produced under lower fertility levels revealed smaller roots, lower yield, and lower percent marketability. External color of roots with lower fertility levels were darker which may have contributed to a lower percent marketability. N fertilizer at between 60 and 120 kg·ha-1 seems most appropriate for this crop in southeastern Georgia.

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Richard H. Molinar

other vegetables and meat. Steam until the melon flesh is soft. LEGUMINOSAE (FABACEAE) Chinese long beans, edible pod sugar peas, hyacinth bean. Members of this family are often trellised (sugar peas for pods and long beans) or left untrellised (hyacinth

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Jules Janick

foreign devil) enter China through Manila, including tomato (fan eggplant), guava (fan pomegranate), papaya (fan quince), dicama, and yam bean (fan kudzu) become important parts of Chinese agriculture. Peanut is first mentioned about 1538, maize in 1555

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Bhimanagouda S. Patil, G.K. Jayaprakasha, and Amit Vikram

, sweetpotato/yam, sugarcane, and soybean) contribute ≈75% of human food ( Prohens et al., 2003 ). It is now well established that diets rich in fruits and vegetables (FAV) may have protective effects against cardiovascular disease and certain forms of cancer

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amplified fragment length polymorphisms (AFLPs) to examine the genetic variation and distance within and between wild plant populations in North America. Phytochemical analyses utilizing liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) are being conducted to