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Organic Production and Use of Alternative Crops




ISBN 9780367453534
Published December 17, 2019 by CRC Press
241 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations

 
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Merging coverage of two increasingly popular and quickly growing food trends, Organic Production and Use of Alternative Crops provides an overview of the basic principles of organic agriculture and highlights its multifunctionality with special emphasis on the conservation of rare crops and their uses. Considering more than 30 disregarded and neglected crops suitable for growth in temperate climates, each chapter covers the botany, climate conditions, cultivars, production and yield, growth and ecology, organic cultivation, harvesting, handling and storage, and utilization where the information is available and applicable to the crop under discussion. Other topics include organic production systems, the nutritional and health benefits of products, food processing, and suggestions for some homemade foods.

The authors have a wide range of experience in the growing and processing of alternative crops, the management of the processing projects, and the marketing of organic products. They have worked in close cooperation with many small scale processing activities on farms and in the food industry. Drawing on their combined experience, they provide a summary of the major problems and the knowledge base for utilization of alternative crops in new products. The broad range of coverage and interdisciplinary approach make this book a comprehensive reference and useful tool not only for the production of alternative crops but also for the development of new niche market products.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
What is Organic Agriculture?
Organic Food
Multifunctionality of Organic Agriculture
Organic Crop Production
Contribution of Organic Agriculture to the Conservation of Alternative Crops and their Utilization Development
References

CEREALS
Spelt
Einkorn
Emmer
Kamut
Triticale
Intermediate Wheatgrass
References

PSEUDOCEREALS (WITHOUT MILLETS)
Buckwheat
Quinoa
Grain Amaranths
Wild Rice
References

MILLETS
Proso Millet
Foxtail, Foxtail Millet
Pearl Millet
Finger Millet
White Fonio
Barnyard Millet
Little Millet
References

ALTERNATIVE OIL PLANTS
Oil (Seed) Pumpkins
Camelina
Safflower
White Mustard
(Garden) Poppy
References

ALTERNATIVE FIBER, ROOT, AND TUBER CROPS
Industrial and Edible-Seed Hemp
Flax
Jerusalem Artichoke
Sweet Potato
References

LEGUMES
Chickpea
Groundnut
Soybean: Small Attention to the Important Crop
Vigna: A Few Words about a Widely Spread Genus
References

SOME TRADITIONAL AND NEW KINDS OF FOOD FROM SOME ALTERNATIVE CROPS
Homemade Food from Buckwheat
Homemade Food from Amaranths
Homemade Food from Millet
References

Index

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Author(s)

Biography

Bavec\, Franc; Bavec\, Martina