|Amaranth to Zai Holes, Ideas for Growing Food under Difficult Conditions (ECHO, 1996, 397 p.)|
|28 additional technical notes about tropical agriculture|
These crops are unrelated in terms of botanical relationship, growth habit and uses, although all are well adapted to some season of the tropics. These crops are not important in most small farm situations. ECHO does occasionally carry a few.
See A Comparison of Industrial Crops
· Jojoba. Simmondsia chinensis. Oil can be extracted from the seeds; drought tolerant. (EDN 3-4,5).
· Sunflower. Helianthus annus. Rustov variety. Edible seeds high in oil.
· Vernonia. Vernonia glamensis. Contains a naturally epoxidized oil useful in paints. (EDN 27-1).
· Kenaf. Hibiscus cannabinus. Fiber/paper pulp crop, frost intolerant; photoperiod sensitive; well drained soils, no flooding; ample rain during growing periods. 'SF459' resistant to southern rootknot nematode and soil-borne fungi.