New Crops Info

Supported by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
[Developed from the Australian New Crops Web Site]

The purpose of this website is to assist with the planning of new crop commercialisation.

A new crop is defined as a crop or crop product new to an area.

New crop commercialisation is the adoption of a plant in a particular geographic place (for the purposes of production) so that it can be manipulated as a crop for the generation of some profitable commercial product (for the satisfaction of consumers) that has not previously been successfully produced from that plant in that region.


What are the principles of new crop commercialisation?

The ten points
[for individual counselling; what should I think about first?]
The Do Our Own Marketing Research short course
[for small groups; the new crop commercialisation process]
The thirteen steps
[for new crop industry development]


Where to start with information gathering?

NEW! To start with a keyword; try here
[Search for the plant species most commonly associated in the literature with a specific keyword;
links lead to the literature references mentioning these plant species; with author addresses, links to abstracts, lists of ranked keywords,
charts of trends in speciesí mentions over time and indications of likely uses or products]

To start with those plant species that have recently been the focus of attention in the literature; try here
[Alphabetical lists of scientific names for those species attracting the greatest recent increase in numbers of mentions,
 along with their common names, keywords and likely uses or products]

To start with a likely crop use or product; try here
[Lists of plant species most commonly associated in the literature with each of 68 generic crop uses or products;
this original list of crop uses or products was extracted from the available information of those plant species attracting attention, above]

What is known about individual plant species?

To start with a scientific or common plant name: try literature references
[Literature references mentioning plant species names; with author addresses, links to abstracts, lists of ranked keywords,
charts of trends in speciesí mentions over time and indications of likely uses or products]

Will plants grow in a specific area?

Crops suited to a specific area [Coming soon]
[A prototype key for plant species most likely to grow in each climatic regime in New South Wales, Australia]


New Crops Blog
[Do you wish to submit information of your own?]


RIRDC Farm Diversity Website: http://www.farmdiversity.com.au/

 

Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC)
Home Page

RIRDC New and Developing Plant Industries
Home Page

includes publications and project reports

RIRDC New Crop Industries Handbook
530 pages
as pdf download


RIRDC
essential oils, tea tree oil, wildflowers and natives, bioenergy, organic farming


Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following: for plant names: Australian Plant Name Index, Australian National Herbarium http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/databases/apni-search-full.html; ; The International Plant Names Index, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Harvard University Herbaria/Australian National Herbarium http://www.ipni.org/index.html; Plants Database, United States Department of Agriculture, National Resources Conservation Service http://plants.usda.gov/;DJ Mabberley (1997) The Plant Book, Cambridge University Press (Second Edition); JH Wiersma and B Leon (1999) World Economic Plants, CRC Press; RJ Hnatiuk (1990) Census of Australian Vascular Plants, Australian Government Publishing Service; for information: Science Direct http://www.sciencedirect.com/; Wiley Online Library http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/advanced/search; High Wire http://highwire.stanford.edu/cgi/search; Oxford Journals http://services.oxfordjournals.org/search.dtl; USDA National Agricultural Library http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/booleancube/booleancube_search_cit.html; for synonyms: The Plant List http://www.theplantlist.org/; for common names: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page; etc.


All information is included in good faith but this website does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of any information on these pages, nor does the website accept responsibility for any loss arising from the use of this information.  Views and opinions are those of the authors themselves.  Every effort has been made to respect copyright owners' rights. 


Contact: Webmaster, Australian New Crops Website
australiannewcrops@gmail.com
Latest update 31 July 2016 by: ANCW