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Table 5 Farmers’ knowledge on PPD in cassava

From: Farmers’ knowledge and perception of postharvest physiological deterioration in cassava storage roots in Ghana

Attribute Response by farmers
Symptoms of PPD Roots change colour to brown or blue black and becomes dry, hard and dark
Number of days for cassava roots to deteriorate after harvest 3 days
Causes of PPD Air, mechanical injuries, sunlight and heat
Methods for cassava root storage In water or polythene bags, sacks, pits, under shade
Availability of PPD-tolerant cultivars No PPD-tolerant cassava cultivars available