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New Agricultural Crops

1st Edition

By Gary A Ritchie

CRC Press

288 pages

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Description

Current and projected worldwide shortages of energy, fertilizer, and irrigation water, coupled with a rapidly expanding population, are prompting agricultural scientists to seek, identify, and develop new crop species. Such crops should be energy- and water-efficient, well adapted to marginal lands, suited to intensive culture, and productive of ma

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction -- Ancient Crops for the Twenty-first Century -- The Winged Bean as an Agricultural Crop -- Amaranth -- The Buffalo Gourd -- Mesquite -- Atriplex as a Forage Crop for Arid Lands -- Cassia -- Guayule -- Jojoba -- Leucaena

About the Author

Gary A. Ritchie is research project leader in the Western Forestry Research Center of the Weyerhaeuser Company.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General