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The Sweetpotato
Loebenstein, G., Agricultuarl Research Organization, Bet Dagan, Israel
Cohen, J., Agricultuarl Research Organization, Bet Dagan, Israel
Dar, Z., Agricultural Extension Service, Ministry of Agriculture, Bet Dagan, Israel
Sweetpotatoes were first introduced to Israel around 1920 and grown at the Agricultural High School at Miqve Israel. The variety, which was best, was New Jersey with a yield of about 35 t/.ha. The Agricultural Department of the British Mandate for Palestine, as well, introduced the Puerto Rico sweetpotato cultivar. Subsequently, and during the Second World War they were grown in some home gardens instead of white potatoes (A. Cohen, personal communication) In the early fiftieth of the previous century, when the central water carrier was built and water was brought to the Northern Negev, additional cultivars were introduced (Slomnicki and Cohen, 1952), leading to a marked expansion of the crop. In those days it was thought that the sweetpotatoes would serve as raw material for starch and flour processing purposes. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009. All rights reserved.
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Sweetpotato in Israel
Loebenstein, G., Agricultuarl Research Organization, Bet Dagan, Israel
Cohen, J., Agricultuarl Research Organization, Bet Dagan, Israel
Dar, Z., Agricultural Extension Service, Ministry of Agriculture, Bet Dagan, Israel
Sweetpotato in Israel
Sweetpotatoes were first introduced to Israel around 1920 and grown at the Agricultural High School at Miqve Israel. The variety, which was best, was New Jersey with a yield of about 35 t/.ha. The Agricultural Department of the British Mandate for Palestine, as well, introduced the Puerto Rico sweetpotato cultivar. Subsequently, and during the Second World War they were grown in some home gardens instead of white potatoes (A. Cohen, personal communication) In the early fiftieth of the previous century, when the central water carrier was built and water was brought to the Northern Negev, additional cultivars were introduced (Slomnicki and Cohen, 1952), leading to a marked expansion of the crop. In those days it was thought that the sweetpotatoes would serve as raw material for starch and flour processing purposes. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009. All rights reserved.
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