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Crops for Industry - A Practical Guide to Non-Food and Oilseed Agriculture

By Simon Meakin

ISBN: 9781861269102
PUBLISHED: 2007
PAGES: 320
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 234x156 mm
INSIDE: 100 colour photos and diagrams

Crops for Industry - A Practical Guide to Non-Food and Oilseed Agriculture provides readers with all they need to know about the uses, production and husbandry of a whole range of crops. This invaluable reference work covers both established and new, non-food and speciality crops, as well as a number of edible plant species.

Over thirty-five crops are examined including: Industrial and nutraceutical crops Edible oils and speciality food crops Pharmaceutical and medical crops Fibre crops Energy and fuel crops Biocidal and biofumigation crops Dye crops

Each crop is discussed in detail and attention paid to its uses and applications, morphology and areas of production. Detailed agronomy notes for producing each crop are provided and these consider the 'fit', soil preferences, seedbed preparation, planting, weed control, nutrition, pest and disease management, harvesting techniques and post-harvest conditioning.

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