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CLOSE THIS BOOKRoot Crops (NRI, 1987, 308 p.)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTA. Root crop distribution on a climatic basis
VIEW THE DOCUMENTB. Estimated world production figures for the major root crops ('000 t/a)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTC. Pesticides mentioned in the text
VIEW THE DOCUMENTD. Index of trivial names

Root Crops (NRI, 1987, 308 p.)


A. Root crop distribution on a climatic basis


B. Estimated world production figures for the major root crops ('000 t/a)








75 048

96 700

124 761


282 959

277 286

247 719

Sweet potato


142 141

141 285


18 080

16 243

19 898'

Sources: 1961-65 from Kay, 1973. TPI Crop and Product Digest No. 2.

1969-71 and 1980-82 calculated from FAO Production Yearbook 19X2.

Yams are for 1979-81: they are not quoted separately in subsequent Yearbooks. na not available.

C. Pesticides mentioned in the text

The word pesticides refers to chemicals used to combat insects, arachnids, nematodes, diseases and weeds. The following table lists the International Organization for Standardization common names of pesticides mentioned in the text, and other common names, along with their more commonly known trade names and notes on their use. The use of italics for a common name denotes that it is no longer used, or in the case of a trade name, that it is no longer manufactured.

All pesticides are hazardous and should be used strictly as recommended by the manufacturer and the local agricultural advisory service. Many countries place restrictions on the use of certain pesticides, including several listed here: some may not be permitted at all, others only if stated conditions are adhered to. Therefore mention of a particular pesticide in this digest does not necessarily imply endorsement by TDRI. There are also internationally approved recommendations and often legal limits on the level of residual pesticide permitted on fresh foods for consumption (whether home produced or imported). The legal limits vary between crops and countries and the regulations are changed from time to time. It will therefore be necessary to check the permitted pesticides and the recommended levels of application with the local agricultural advisory service, and to check the permitted residue levels with the appropriate consumer authority (particularly where there may be exports to countries with possibly different regulations).

Reference to trade names implies no endorsement of the efficacy of these products nor any criticism of competing products not mentioned.



emulsifiable concentrate


suspension concentrate


ultra-low volume formulation


wettable powder

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D. Index of trivial names

(Other than the common name used for the title of entries)

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