Changing face of commodity crops

Swallow, Andrew; Abel, Charles
November 2002
Farmers Weekly;11/15/2002, Vol. 137 Issue 20, p50
Trade Publication
Presents an overview of the politics and potential of the non-food crops sector in Great Britain. Tax duty rate cuts on biofuels; Potential of willow and miscanthus in heat, power and fiber production; Agronomy of the erucic acid crop crambe.


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