Crop Production Science in Horticulture Series

Tropical Roots and Tuber Crops Edition 2

Cassava, Sweet Potato, Yams and Aroids

December 2019
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  • Published
    20th December 2019
  • ISBN 9781789243369
  • Language English
  • Pages 560 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

Root and tuber crops are important to agriculture, food security and income for 2.2 billion people in developing countries. These species produce large quantities of dietary energy and have stable yields under difficult environmental conditions. This second edition of Tropical Root and Tuber Crops is an authoritative treatment of four important root and tuber crops: cassava, sweet potato, yams, and aroids.

The same format is followed for each crop: Origin and History, Taxonomy and Botany, Breeding and Genetics, Developmental Physiology, Agronomy, Pests and Diseases, Post-Harvest Quality and Marketing. This new edition reviews the scientific literature produced during the last decade and presents major technical advancements. Modern molecular tools have been used to clarify the phylogeny, taxonomy and origin of these species. Similar advances have been made in physiology, agronomy, pathology and product chemistry. It is essential reading for students, researchers and horticulturists.

Section I: Cassava
1: Origin And History
2: Taxonomy And Botany
3: Breeding And Genetics
4: Developmental Physiology
5: Agronomy
6: Pests And Diseases
7: Postharvest Quality And Marketing
Section II: Sweet Potato
8: Origin And History
9: Taxonomy And Botany
10: Breeding And Genetics
11: Developmental Physiology
12: Agronomy
13: Pests And Diseases
14: Postharvest Quality And Marketing
Section III: Yams
15: Origin And History
16: Taxonomy And Botany
17: Breeding And Genetics
18: Developmental Physiology
19: Agronomy
20: Pests And Diseases
21: Postharvest Quality And Marketing
Section IV: Aroids
22: Origin And History
23: Taxonomy And Botany
24: Breeding And Genetics
25: Developmental Physiology
26: Agronomy
27: Pests And Diseases
28: Postharvest Quality And Marketing

Vincent Lebot

Dr. Vincent Lebot is with CIRAD in Vanuatu.