1. Garden Beets, also called beetroot, are a hardy, cool-season root crop with edible leaves and a fleshy, tap root. The most common beets are deep red throughout but there are varieties that are yellow, white or mixed. The roots are a source of calories and the leaves are a good source of fiber...
  2. Leeks are a close biennial relative of both onion and garlic, but do not form bulbs. Leaves are flat and large, when cooked they are milder in taste than onions, and are mainly used in soups and similar dishes.
  3. CGIAR’s first results-oriented Strategy and Results Framework (SRF) was developed in 2010, providing for first time an overarching structure for the combined work of CGIAR Centers delivery through 16 CGIAR Research Programs (CRP),steering the CGIAR system to overall delivery of impact. The 2010 –...
  4. 2015-02-16 Tropical root and tuber crops are consumed as staples in parts of the tropics and should be considered for their potential to produce impressive yields in small spaces. They provide valuable options for producing food under challenging growing conditions. Cassava and taro, for instance, are...
  5. Key Resource 1987-01-01 This book is an attempt to present in a concise form basic data relating to the production and utilization of most of the root crops of economic importance to countries in the tropics. For quick reference the data are arranged under standard headings and include yield, products and their uses,...
  6. Key Resource 1985-04-01 Root crops is a general term commonly used for a wide variety of food plants that have an underground storage organ known as a root, tuber (rhizome), corm, or bulb. Root crops are rich in starch, and low in protein and oil. They are excellent sources of calories. Some are consumed as major...
  7. 1997-11-19 If I intercrop sweet potato with taller plants, how much will that reduce the productivity of the sweet potato?
  8. 1997-11-19 Taro for feeding livestock.
  9. 2017-02-09 Root crops are not often used in conservation agriculture. This session describes their use and best practices. Presenter : Stephen Lutz is Program Consultant for World Renew in Kenya for the past 12 years, and advises three local established church partners throughout Kenya, managing...
  10. 2000-03-20 Potatoes do produce seeds, so to help distinguish these from "seed potatoes" the seeds are called "true potato seeds" (TPS). It takes only 160 grams of TPS to seed one hectare (2.3 ounces/acre) and half that amount if seeds are used for transplants. That compares with over 2,000 pounds/acre of...