Comparative Susceptibility of Amaranth to Meloidogyne Incognita

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1995
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Waudo S.W.
Jefwa J.
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Many species of Amaranthus spp are grown as vegetables or grain crops in central America, Asia and West Africa (Tindall, 1983). Amaranth seeds contain up to 15% protein. Lysine and methionine form 6.2 and 2.3% respectively, of the protein content (Tindall, 1983). Leaves contain high levels of vitamin A, Ca and K (Grubben, 1976). The crop has wide adaptability (Tindall, 1983). It is, for example, tolerant to water stress. Amaranth is thus a possible substitute for crops that are not tolerant to drought, particularly in semi-arid regions.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 60 (No. 3), p. 181-183
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