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CTA. 1994. The yam. Spore 50. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The yam: a tropical root crop by L Degras published by Macmillan in association with CTA
Yams are the second most important tuber crop of hot, humid countries. This book looks in depth at their cultivation, classification and marketing. The coverage given to each aspect of the production and structure of the yam, of which there are approximately 600 species, is broad and includes, for example, the uses of the yam tuber, its growth, pest control cropping techniques and storage. The crop's history, distribution and the part it plays within the various societies in which it is grown, are examined. The yam: a tropical root crop by L Degras published by Macmillan in association with CTA