Some Aspects of the Methods and Results of Sweet-Potato Selection

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1964
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Gooding H.J
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Studies of sweet potatoes collected in the West Indies indicated that there were at least eighty-eight distinct cultivars. Data on their yield and tuber characteristics revealed that the majority were rather poor, probably mainly due to virus infection. Selection of seedlings was begun, aimed at obtaining yields of at least 8 tons/acre combined with good storage and cooking qualities. The results of seven trials show the increase in yield effected by selection, six seedlings producing a total yield of at least 8 tons/acre, in two trials.
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Bulletin, 32 (125), p. 279-289
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