Sweet Potato Breeding
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CTA. 1990. Sweet Potato Breeding. Spore 27. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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'Sweet Potato Breeding', 39pp, published August 1989, IRETA USP Alafua Campus - PO Private Bag Apia- WESTERN SAMOA
A manual entitled 'Sweet Potato Breeding' has been published by the University of the South Pacific Institute for Research, Extension and Training in Agriculture (IRETA). The book is intended for researchers in the Pacific region who are starting sweet potato breeding programmes but whose knowledge of genetics and plant breeding is limited. Researchers and extension workers who are evaluating local and newly introduce sweet potato germ plasm will also find the book helpful. It may also be useful to teachers and students of crop improvement courses. The book describes methods and techniques needed to carry out a sweet potato breeding programme. Practical aspects of breeding are emphasized, rather than the theoretical. Use of technical terminology has been minimized. To keep the manual concise, detailed explanations have been avoided when possible, and many concepts have been simplified. The techniques described are all appropriate to conditions in developing countries - which may include limited laboratory and field facilities, and limited funds for labour, equipment and supplies. The methods and techniques described in 'Sweet Potato Breeding' have proved successful in a breeding programme in Tonga, in which the Tongan Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forests, IRETA and the Tongan-German plant protection project have collaborated. 'Sweet Potato Breeding', 39pp, published August 1989, IRETA USP Alafua Campus - PO Private Bag Apia- WESTERN SAMOA