Navigation Links
Sweetpotato foundation seed tested in commercial operations
Date:7/1/2011

CHASE, LASweetpotato is gaining popularity in the United States, where health-conscious consumers have created increased demand for the tasty, versatile food. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, per capita consumption of the crop increased over 24% from 1998-2008 and the value of the U.S. sweetpotato crop in 2009 exceeded $400 million.

Production costs for sweetpotato crops are high, requiring that commercial growers optimize their production techniques and quality to keep up with consumer demand. Because sweetpotato is vegetatively propagated, viruses and mutations can accumulate readily, leading to plant decline. To maintain the integrity of commercial seed stock, sweetpotato foundation seed programs in the United States provide virus-tested foundation seed to commercial producers.

To better understand how rapidly the foundation seed declines after integration into commercial operations and to determine if production location affects decline, researchers conducted a study to evaluate changes in seed quality among farms in the major sweetpotato production areas of Louisiana. The results appeared in HortTechnology. "Although preliminary evaluations indicated that low incidence of re-infection with viruses can occur during the production of foundation seed, little information was available to evaluate how rapidly seed productivity and quality declined on farms, where older generations of sweetpotato are also grown and could serve as sources of inoculum for reinfection of new seed.", explained Christopher Clark, a Louisiana State University faculty member and lead author of the study.

G1 seed (seed grown 1 year after virus therapy in the foundation seed production field at the Sweet Potato Research Station, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center) was used as a reference to compare the yield and virus incidence of growers' generation 2 (G2) and generation 3 (G3) seed roots (grown in the growers' seed pr
'/>"/>

Contact: Michael W. Neff
mwneff@ashs.org
703-836-4606
American Society for Horticultural Science
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation funds University of Miamis R.J. Dunlap Program
2. Wildlife Conservation Society receives $150,000 grant from Newmans Own Foundation to save gorillas
3. Statement: The New York Stem Cell Foundation on lifting ban of federal funds for stem cell research
4. S.L.E. Lupus Foundation announces new grants to further NYC scientists leadership in lupus research
5. Michael S. Watson, Ph.D., receives Am College of Medical Genetics-ACMG Foundation Presidents Award
6. Fueling interventional radiology growth: SIR Foundation announces Navilyst Medical Pledge
7. ARVO Foundation for Eye Research honors Deisseroth with first Ludwig von Sallman Clinician-scientist Award
8. Anna-Kaisa Niemi awarded 2011 Genzyme/ American College of Medical Genetics Foundation Fellowship
9. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation funds Marshall research
10. Advertising Research Foundation Develops Standards for Neuromarketing Research
11. Philippine Foundation awarded grant for innovative bone health awareness program
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Sweetpotato foundation seed tested in commercial operations
(Date:4/17/2014)... State University engineer has developed a patented technique ... explosive devices. The same technique could help police ... M. and Kay L. Theede chair in engineering ... and his research team have created a template-based ... car trunks. The distance detection method called ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... release is available in German . ... pay the protection money demanded of him, he can expect ... required, however, as fear of the consequences is enough to ... in parasitic birds, which lay their eggs in other birds, ... the brood parasites take their revenge by destroying the entire ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... conditions such as heart disease, epilepsy and pain, making ... there is still much scientists do not know about ... insight into the structure of sodium channels and, specifically, ... are responsible for ,fine-tuning, the activity of the channel. ... of the Journal of Biological Chemistry . , ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Patented research remotely detects nitrogen-rich explosives 2Fear of the cuckoo mafia 2Fear of the cuckoo mafia 3Structure of sodium channels different than previously believed 2
... a devastating wheat fungus isn,t threatening the state,s crops yet. ... the U.S. Department of Agriculture to keep it that way. ... leading a group of researchers to study the wheat blast ... Brazil. "We don,t know if our varieties in Kansas ...
... In the rogues, gallery of microscopic infectious agents, the prion ... both DNA and RNA, prions are believed to cause such ... and moose, mad cow disease in cattle, scrapie in sheep ... the weirdest infectious agent know to science, the prion is ...
... repair patterns may increase risk of pancreatic cancer by as ... 77 percent, depending on the genes involved, according to a ... Clinical Cancer Research , a journal of the American Association ... in late stages, and thus is resistant to most available ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers to use K-State's BSL-3 Lab for $1 million study of fungus threatening wheat crops 2Researchers to use K-State's BSL-3 Lab for $1 million study of fungus threatening wheat crops 3Common soil mineral degrades the nearly indestructible prion 2
(Date:1/14/2014)... SAN DIEGO and BETHESDA, Md. ... they are joining together with two institutes from the ... more reliable tools for bringing safer, more effective treatments ... with the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Canada (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 In ... its motives and methods in product development and promotion ... the industry. This mistrust, fueled by concerns about the ... fed by reports of spectacular fines to the world’s ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... January 14, 2014 Global Record ... innovative information technology solutions for patients, physicians, the ... stakeholders, announced today the signing of a three-year ... and Drug Administration (FDA). This initiative is ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... and Cardiff, UK (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 ... development leader with more than 20 years in the ... optics and photonics . Hainsey will serve as the ... to have Dr. Hainsey join SPIE as our Technology ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Organovo Announces Collaboration with National Institutes of Health 2Organovo Announces Collaboration with National Institutes of Health 3The Sunshine Act: Necessary Regulation or Unnecessary Dysregulation? New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks and IRB Services 2The Sunshine Act: Necessary Regulation or Unnecessary Dysregulation? New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks and IRB Services 3Global Record Systems Announces Research Collaboration Agreement with FDA to Create a Novel “Big Data” Paradigm for Collection of Patient Safety and Outcomes Information 2Photonics R&D Leader Bob Hainsey Joins SPIE Technical Staff 2
... ANDS ) announced today that it will present ... on Tuesday,March 4, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. EST (1:30 ... Hotel in New York., Steve Worland, Ph.D., President ... an overview of Anadys and its two,development-stage product candidates, ...
... Vermillion, Inc.,(Nasdaq: VRML ) announced that on February ... Market LLC that indicated the Company is not in,compliance ... (i),a minimum of $2,500,000 in stockholders, equity; (ii) $35,000,000 ... net income from continuing,operations for the most recently completed ...
... Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Forest Laboratories, ... and Mylan Inc. (NYSE: MYL ) have,amended ... the novel beta blocker Bystolic(TM) (nebivolol), which is,currently ... of hypertension.,The companies have agreed that Forest will ...
Cached Biology Technology:Anadys Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Susquehanna SIGnificant Options in Healthcare Conference 2Vermillion Receives NASDAQ Notice of Non-Compliance 2Forest Laboratories, Inc. Announces Amendment to Bystolic(TM) (nebivolol) Agreement 2Forest Laboratories, Inc. Announces Amendment to Bystolic(TM) (nebivolol) Agreement 3
Phospho- (Ser) 14-3-3 Binding Motif (4E2) Mouse mAb...
Rat polyclonal to acetyl Salicylic Acid ( Abpromise for all tested applications)....
Drugs and NO-drug Rat Anti-conjugated Acetyl Salicylic Acid Polyclonal Antibody...
Rabbit polyclonal to UBC12 (rating: ****) ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Synthetic peptide: RGGYIGSTYFER, corresponding to amino acids 169-180 of UBC12 Entrez Gene ID: 90...
Biology Products: