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