New Crops (General)

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SB 160 New Crops (General)

Crop Index

Summary:
The Crop Index is a division of the WWW site for the Indiana Center for New Crops and Plant Products. Here, users can view an alphabetical listing of plants used in the center's research projects. Specific emphasis in the profiles is given to chemical, genetic, and biochemical aspects of the plants.
Upon accessing the index, the user will find an alphabetical listing of chosen plants from the center. Entry format varies among the records. A first entry form contains a detailed description of the plant, incorporating several subcategories of interest, such as : plant use, description of plant, harvesting data, chemistry, cultivation, and others. A second entry type shows a brief description of the plant, along with a color image. The last entry form is a simple fact sheet, noting the following: the plant's scientific and common names; related species; information for further contacts (in research and other areas); and the author of the sheet data.
The site is maintained by the Indiana Center for New Crops (NewCROPS); Department of Horticulture, Purdue University; West Lafayette, Indiana.
To Search:
Select alphabetical category to view listings. Under category, select name of plant of interest.

CropSEARCH

Summary:
The main directory for all the subdivisions within the NewCROPS WWW site, CropSEARCH provides the user with a main menu of the services and research projects of the Indiana Center for New Crops and Plant Products (NewCROP). Here, users have direct access to numerous resource sites, both in the NewCROP site, as well as the WWW.
Available links allow the user to access CropINDEX, a comprehensive listing of crop species, as well as indexes of sugar and grain crops. Organizations, experts, and societies related to NewCROPS can be found; users will also find popular reports generated by the agricultural research database. The Purdue University Library, along with other WWW sources, are accessible through the main menu.
A specific portion of the CropSEARCH menu is devoted to reference works in the area of New Crops. Monographs, compilations of sources, and periodicals reflect ongoing research at the center. An alphabetical listing of reference work categories aids in pinpointing the user's specific research needs.
The directory is maintained by the Indiana Center for New Crops and Plant Products (NewCROPS); Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
To Search:
Browse through directory's listings. Selection of title will access that information within the web site.
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