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Specialty crops


  • Here are entered works on a diverse group of crops other than major field and horticultural crops that may vary by area and that generally have a limited number of producers and limited demand.
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    • found: Work cat.: Special crops directory, 1996-(published by Alta. Agriculture, Food and Rural Development)
    • found: Herren, R.V. Agriculture dict., 1991(specialty crops: crops with a limited number of producers and limited demand or crops with high per acre production costs and value)
    • found: Lipton, K.L. Dict. of agriculture, 1995(specialty crops)
    • found: NCSE Congressional Research Service Report for Congress homepage, via WWW, Mar. 18, 2003(Agriculture: A Glossary of Terms, Programs, and Laws Specialty crops -- Usually refers to crops covered by marketing orders that generally are not fruits or vegetables. Specialty crops have included almonds, filberts, walnuts, spearmint oil, hops, dates, raisins, and prunes)
    • found: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada homepage, via WWW, Mar. 18, 2003(Special crops "The term special crops is used to define a diverse group of crops including: pulses (chick peas, dry beans, dry peas and lentils), buckwheat, canary seed, forages, ginseng, herbs and spices, industrial hemp, mustard seed, safflower seed, seeds (for sowing), sunflower seed, sugar beets, tobacco, and wild rice. It is a catch-all category for those crops not included in horticultural crops or major grains and oilseeds")
    • found: Saskatchewan Agriculture, Food and Rural Revitalization homepage, via WWW, Mar. 18, 2003(Special crops "non-traditional cash crops such as: herbs (including mint, echinacea, borage, milk thistle, basil); spices (such as coriander, caraway, fenugreek, dill); canaryseed; hemp; buckwheat; safflower and triticale")
    • found: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries InfoBasket, via WWW, Mar. 18, 2003(What are Specialty crops? "A special crop in BC is: a new commodity, a new use for an established commodity, or an established crop new to another region. They generally are commodities that are not part of mainstream agriculture, (i.e. hay production, potatoes, tree fruits, grapes, and grain, etc.) ... Special crops fall into non-traditional use areas such as: aromatherapy, essential oils, herbal medicines, nutraceuticals, functional foods, fibre, floriculture, craft products and specialty oils, and generally have little or no marketing structures in place")
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    • Here are entered works on a diverse group of crops other than major field and horticultural crops that may vary by area and that generally have a limited number of producers and limited demand.
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    • 2003-03-19: new
    • 2003-05-08: revised
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