Crops

WHAT ARE CROPS?

A crop is a non-animal species or variety that is grown to be harvested as food, livestock fodder, fuel or for any other economic purpose. While the term “crop” most commonly refers to plants, it can also include species from other biological kingdoms. For example, mushrooms like shiitake, which are in the fungi kingdom, can be referred to as crops.

Major world crops include maize (corn), wheat, rice, soybeans, hay, potatoes and cotton.

COVERAGE OF CROPS IN INFORMED FARMERS

This section includes articles on crops including management principles and techniques .

For convenience, the section has been sub-categorised into the following headings. Please click on the hyperlinks in Blue to go to these links:

CROP MANAGEMENT

FIBRE CROPS

FORAGE CROPS

GRAIN CROPS

OILSEED CROPS

PULSES

SEED CROPS

GRAPES AND WINE INDUSTRY

OTHER CROPS