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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

Simon Meakin

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Author: Simon Meakin

About The Book

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.

Additional Information

Author Simon Meakin
Availability In Print
Dimensions 234 x 156mm
Extent 320pp
ISBN 9781861269102
Publication date October 2007
Book Type Softcover

Contents

Chapter 1 - Industrial and Nutraceutical Oilseeds

  • Borage
  • Calendula
  • Caper Spurge(Euphorbia)
  • Crambe
  • Cuphea
  • Echium
  • Evening Primrose
  • High Erucic Acid Rape (HEAR)
  • Linseed
  • Meadowfoam
  • Safflower
  • Vernonia

Chapter 2 - Edible Oilseeds and Speciality Food Crops

  • Camelina
  • Hemp(Seed)
  • High Oleic Acid Rape (HOLL)
  • Sweet Quinoa
  • Sunflower

Chapter 3 - Pharmaceutical and Medical Crops

  • Artemisia
  • Echinacea
  • Cannabis Sativa(Pharmaceutical)
  • Lunaria(Honesty)
  • Poppy

Chapter 4 - Fibre Crops

  • Flax
  • Hemp(Fibre)
  • Nettle

Chapter 5 - Energy and Fuel Crops

  • Biomass Overview
  • Miscanthus
  • Poplar Coppice
  • Reed Canary Grass
  • Willow Coppice
  • Biofuels Overview

Chapter 6 - Biocidal, Trap and Biofumigation Crops

  • Biocidal, Trap and Biofumigation Crops Overview
  • Brown Mustard
  • Indian Mustard
  • Sticky Nightshade

Chapter 7 - Dye Crops

  • Madder
  • Weld
  • Woad


Appendix I - Useful Data
Appendix II - Seed Rate Calculator
Appendix III - Other Crops of Interest

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