What is the Difference Between a Sweetpotato and a Yam?

What is the Difference Between a Sweetpotato and a Yam? Related

Yam (vegetable):: Yam is the common name for some species in the genus Dioscorea (family Dioscoreaceae). These are perennial herbaceous vines cultivated for the consumption of their starchy tubers in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania. There are many cultivars of yam.

Yam Diseases in Ghana:: Outlines research into the nature and impact of diseases which may affect the yam crop.

On the Bright Side of Yam Production:: Nigeria is the leading producer of yams in sub-Saharan Africa but most farmers face problems with declining productivity, disease, cost and scarcity of clean planting material. A project in Kogi States is showing farmers how to grow their own disease free material.

Dioscorea batatas, The Hardy Yam - Plants For A Future:: Article with brief details of cultivation and uses, including reader comments.

Sweetpotato Scurf:: Information on this disease caused by the fungus Monilochaetes infuscans, and how to manage it.

Crop Profiles - Sweetpotato:: A section from an online publication, Sustainable Practices for Vegetble Production in the South

Sweetpotato Main Page:: The International Potato Center's (CIP) page on sweetpotatoes.

Streptomyces soil rot of sweetpotato:: Symptoms of this widespread and destructive disease, its cause and development, and its management.

Sweetpotato Weevil: Cylas formicarius:: Information, management and references for this serious worldwide pest.

Commercial Sweetpotato Production in Mississippi:: Mississippi extension publication, with information on cultivation techniques, management, and pests.

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