COMPARISON CHARTS OF TROPICAL CROPS

By Franklin W. Martin and Michael P. Fennema

ECHO Basic Document #6

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chart 1 . . . . A Comparison of Grain Crops
Chart 2 . . . . A Comparison of Leguminous Vegetables
Chart 3 . . . . A Comparison of Pulses
Chart 4 . . . . A Comparison of Fruit Vegetables
Chart 5 . . . . A Comparison of Vegetable Leaves
Chart 6 . . . . A Comparison of Roots and Tubers
Chart 7 . . . . A Comparison of Miscellaneous Vegetables
Chart 8 . . . . A Comparison of Selected Tropical Fruit Crops
Chart 9 . . . . A Comparison of Nut Crops
Chart 10 . . . . A Comparison of Industrial, Plantation or Beverage Crops
Chart 11 . . . . A Comparison of Ground Covers and Green Manures
Chart 12 . . . . A Comparison of Tropical Pastures and Field Crops
Chart 13 . . . . A Comparison of Special Purpose Trees

INTRODUCTION TO THE CHARTS

The questions of what crops should be grown and how they should be used are never completely answered. Furthermore, there is no document or person that can provide all the answers desired. Agriculture always involves trial and error, experimenting and risking, learning and adjusting. These charts supply you with information to help you in making choices about which crops to try in your location. Crops are compared by categories to permit selection based on knowing how the crop can tolerate the conditions in your area. These comparison charts complement ECHO's catalog of "Seeds Available from ECHO," although the charts include a broader range of crops than offered in the catalog. It serves as another basic source of imformation on the most important crops of the tropics.

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