Growth, Yield and Quality factors of Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas L.) as affected by seedbed type and fertilizer application.

Author(s): Alex Brobbey


Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) is dicotyledonous and the only economically important plant of the family Convolvulaceae of about 50 genera and 1000 species (Scott and Ewell, 1992).

• In Ghana Sweetpotato is grown by peasant and small-holder farmers scattered in Upper East, Central, Eastern and Volta regions. These regions produce about 132000 metric tonnes (SRID, 2012)

• Sweetpotato cultivation is done on different seedbed types in different localities (Ravindran and Mohankumar, 1985).

• Mounds are practiced in areas experiencing problems of drainage while in sloppy areas, ridges and furrow system are recommended for the control of soil erosion.

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