Plant Disease (1998) 82, 4-15

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R.F. Karyeija, R.W. Gibson and J.P.T. Valkonen (1998)
The significance of Sweet potato feathery mottle virus in subsistence sweet potato production in Africa
Plant Disease 82 (1), 4-15
Abstract: Sweet potato virus disease is the most destructive disease of sweet potato throughout Africa, severely reducing yield. The mean frequencies of the disease in different areas of Uganda varies between 0 and 30%, and an even larger range has been reported in Kenya. The main component of the disease is sweet potato feathery mottle potyvirus which occurs everywhere sweet potato is grown. The article reviews the biology, distribution, epidemiology and economic impact of the disease. Management of the disease through resistant varieties and other management options are also covered.
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Database assignments for author(s): Jari P.T. Valkonen

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damage/losses/economics


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Sweet potato feathery mottle virus Uganda
Sweet potato feathery mottle virus Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) Kenya