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CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering, Volume IV Agro Processing Engineering, Chapter 2 Root Crops, Part 2.5 Yam Storage
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering, Volume IV Agro-Processing Engineering, Chapter 2 Root Crops, Part 2.5 Yam Storage pp. 182-214 .(doi:10.13031/2013.36394)
Authors: L. U. Opara
Keywords: Section Headings: 2.5.1 General, 2.5.2 Maturity and Harvesting, 2.5.3 Postharvest Handling, Curing, and Packaging, 2.5.4 Storage-Environment Requirements, 2.5.5 Tuber Dormancy in Storage, 2.5.6 Storage Disorders and Diseases, 2.5.7 Types of Storage Structures, 2.5.8 Agroprocessing of Yam, 2.5.9 Nutritional, Physicochemical, and Rheological Properties
First paragraph: The yam, also called name (Spanish) and igname (French), belongs to the genus Dioscorea (family Dioscoreaceae). An estimated 300 to 600 species are available, but there are just over half a dozen principal species (Table 2.40). The most common species in the West African yam zone are D. rotundata; D. alata, and D. esculenta.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)