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Plantas Tropicales Subexplotadas con Valor Economico Prometedor (Under-Exploited Tropical Plants with Promising Economic Value).


PB298481

Publication Date 1975
Page Count 197
Abstract The report is on plants that show promise for improving the quality of life in tropical areas. The report aims to provide a brief introduction to the plants selected. It is neither a textbook nor a comprehensive study of tropical botany. The report does not detail how to introduce the plants to new areas. Readers should appreciate that achieving this goal may be complex and difficult. Many plants discussed in this report have defied dissemination (or domestication) for a century or more. Plant introduction cannot be divorced from plant management; a lack of horticultural knowledge or experience will frequently cause a plant introduction to fail. Differences in elevation, soil type, temperature, day length, and rainfall present other complications. Sometimes newly introduced plants prove to be too aggressive and become weeds. Even if all these problems are overcome, the plant will be successful only if a market exists or can be created.
Keywords
  • Plants(Botany)
  • Developing countries
  • Tropical regions
  • Market value
  • Grasses
  • Grain crops
  • Vegetables
  • Bean plants
  • Fruit crops
  • Oilseed crops
  • Forage crops
  • Livestock
  • Feeding stuffs
  • Root crops
  • Leguminous plants
  • Requirements
  • Spanish language
  • Underexploited plants
  • Developing country application
Source Agency
  • Agency for International Development of Science and Technology
NTIS Subject Category
  • 98D - Agronomy, Horticulture, & Plant Pathology
  • 57C - Botany
Corporate Authors National Research Council, Washington, DC.; Agency for International Development, Washington, DC. Office of Science
Supplemental Notes Sponsored in part by Agency for International Development, Washington, DC. Office of Science and Technology. Text in Spanish; summary in French and English. See also English version, PB-251 656.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 197922
Plantas Tropicales Subexplotadas con Valor Economico Prometedor (Under-Exploited Tropical Plants with Promising Economic Value).
Plantas Tropicales Subexplotadas con Valor Economico Prometedor (Under-Exploited Tropical Plants with Promising Economic Value).
PB298481

  • Plants(Botany)
  • Developing countries
  • Tropical regions
  • Market value
  • Grasses
  • Grain crops
  • Vegetables
  • Bean plants
  • Fruit crops
  • Oilseed crops
  • Forage crops
  • Livestock
  • Feeding stuffs
  • Root crops
  • Leguminous plants
  • Requirements
  • Spanish language
  • Underexploited plants
  • Developing country application
  • Agency for International Development of Science and Technology
  • 98D - Agronomy, Horticulture, & Plant Pathology
  • 57C - Botany
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