© 2009

The Sweetpotato

  • Gad Loebenstein
  • George Thottappilly

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXX
  2. General

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. G. Thottappilly
      Pages 3-7
    3. N. Firon, D. LaBonte, A. Villordon, C. McGregor, Y. Kfir, E. Pressman
      Pages 13-26
    4. J.F. Kreuze, J.P.T. Valkonen, M. Ghislain
      Pages 41-63
    5. C.A. Clark, G.J. Holmes, D.M. Ferrin
      Pages 81-103
    6. G. Loebenstein, G. Thottappilly, S. Fuentes, J. Cohen
      Pages 105-134
    7. C. Overstreet
      Pages 135-159
    8. G. Padmaja
      Pages 189-234
  3. Sweetpotatoes in Different Regions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. T.P. Smith, S. Stoddard, M. Shankle, J. Schultheis
      Pages 287-323
    3. L. Zhang, Q. Wang, Q. Liu, Q. Wang
      Pages 325-358
    4. J. Low, J. Lynam, B. Lemaga, C. Crissman, I. Barker, G. Thiele et al.
      Pages 359-390
    5. S. Edison, Vinayaka Hegde, T. Makeshkumar, T. Srinivas, G. Suja, G. Padmaja
      Pages 391-414

About this book


In the last four decades of the twentieth century the use of sweetpotato was diversified beyond their classification as subsistence, food security, and famine-relief crop. In developing countries they serve both as human food and for feeding livestock. In Western countries they appeal to health conscious consumers because of their nutritional aspects. The sweetpotato is very high in nutritive value, and merits wider use on this account alone. The book has 2 parts. A general one giving up-to-date information on the history, botany, cultivars, genetic engineering, propagation, diseases and pests, nutritional data and marketing; and a second part presenting data on sweetpotato growing practices in different areas of the world. The information should be useful to researchers, practitioners and crop administrators in different countries.


Cultivation Nutrition and Marketing Pests and Diseases Storage and Processing Sweetpotato classification genetic engineering physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Gad Loebenstein
    • 1
  • George Thottappilly
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. VirologyAgricultural Research OrganizationIsrael
  2. 2.Sahrdaya College of EngineeringTrichur Dist.,India

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