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Center for Crop Diversification
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University of Kentucky
Lexington KY 40546-0091
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Crop Profiles

These crop profiles provide basic information to help growers determine if a particular enterprise might be right for them. This includes information about marketing and market outlook, production considerations, economic considerations, and sources of additional information. They provide only introductory information; growers should seek more in-depth information if they choose to try the crop.

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Agritourism

Agritourism (revised 2011)

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Agroforestry

Ginseng (revised 2012)
Goldenseal (revised 2011)
Wildcrafting Non-timber Forest Products - An Overview (revised 2012)
Wildcrafting Non-timber Forest Products - Environmental Issues (revised 2012)
Wildcrafting Non-timber Forest Products - Legal Considerations (revised 2012)

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Alternative Agriculture

Glossary of Alternative Farming Production and Marketing Terms (Updated 2011)
Sustainable Agriculture (2012)

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Bamboo

Bamboo (revised 2013)
Bamboo (Bambú, en Espanol) (revisado 2013)

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Beekeeping and Honey Production

Beekeeping and Honey Production (revised 2013)
Beekeeping and Honey Production (Apicultura y Producción de Miel, en Espanol) (revisado 2013)

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Biofuels

Woody biomass for energy (2012)
Sweet Sorghum for biofuel (2013)
Switchgrass (updated 2013)

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Forages

Alfalfa (revised 2013)
Cool-season forage grasses (revised 2014)
Kura clover (revised 2014)
Millet (revised 2014)
Red and white clover (revised 2013)

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Fruit

Small Fruit
Annual plasticulture strawberry production (revised 2014)
Blackberries (revised 2014)
Blackberries (Moras, en Espanol) (revisado 2014)
Blueberries (revised 2014)
Blueberries (Arándanos de arbustos altos, en Espanol) (revisado 2014)
Currants and gooseberries (revised 2012)
Elderberry (revised 2012)
Grapes (revised 2014)
High tunnel brambles (updated 2014)
High tunnel strawberries (updated 2014)
Jujube and aronia (2013)
Juneberry (revised 2012)
Minor fruit lacking commercial potential in KY (2012)
Organic blackberries and raspberries (2010)
Organic blueberries (revised 2014)
Raspberries (revised 2013)
Strawberries (revised 2014)
Strawberries (Fresas, en Espanol) (revisado 2014)

Tree Fruit
Apples (revised 2014)
Organic apples (2012)
Jujube and aronia (2013)
Pawpaw (revised 2012)
Peaches (revised 2014)
Pears (revised 2014)
Persimmon (2011)
Plums (2012)
Sweet cherries (revised 2011)

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Grain, Fiber, and Oilseed Crops

Amaranth (2011)
Barley (2012)
Broomcorn (revised 2013)
Canola (revised 2012)
Chia (2012)
Corn for grain and silage (revised 2013)
Food-grade corn (revised 2013)
Specialty field corns (revised 2013)
Specialty food corns: popcorn & blue corn (revised 2013)
Dry beans (revised 2014)
Edamame (green vegetable soybeans) (revised 2013)
Industrial hemp - legal issues (revised 2014)
Industrial hemp production (revised 2014)
Kenaf (revised 2014)
Organic corn for feed or food (2011)
Organic grains and oilseeds for animal feed (2011)
Sorghum - grain (revised 2010)
Sorghum - sweet (revised 2013)
Specialty soybeans (revised 2013)
Spelt (revised 2012)
Cereal straw production (revised 2013)
Sunflower (revised 2014)
Wheat (2012)


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Greenhouse Crops

Bedding plants (revised 2014)
Greenhouse structures (revised 2011)
Greenhouse tomatoes (revised 2011)
Greenhouse-grown cut flowers (revised 2011)
Hanging baskets (revised 2010)
High tunnel brambles (updated 2014)
High tunnel leafy greens and herbs (revised 2012)
High tunnel overview (2012)
High tunnel strawberries (updated 2014)
High tunnel tomatoes (revised 2012)
Hydroponic lettuce (2012)
Microgreens (2012)
Poinsettias (revised 2014)
Season extension tools and techniques (revised 2011)
Selected resources & references for commercial greenhouse operators (2013)
Sprouts (2012)

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Herbs and Medicinals

Catnip (revised 2012)
Culinary herbs (revised 2010)
Echinacea (revised 2010)
Garlic (revised 2011)
Ginseng (revised 2012)
Goldenseal (revised 2011)
Stevia (2010)

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Hops

Hops (revised 2012)

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Miscellaneous

Careers in Horticulture and Related Fields (revised 2011)
Agricultural Products and Eco-Labels: A Consumer's Glossary (updated 2011)
Good Agricultural Practices (updated 2012)
Kentucky's Beginning Farmer Program - KyFarmStart (2013)
Producer Grants (2013)
Risk Management in Specialty Crops: Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) (2012)
Social Media/Mobile Technology Tools for Ag Businesses New profile!

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Mushrooms

Gourmet and medicinal mushrooms (revised 2012)
Shiitake and oyster mushrooms (revised 2014)
Truffles & other edible mycorrhizal mushrooms (2012)

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Nursery Crops

Christmas trees (revised 2010)
Container nursery production (revised 2013)
Field nursery production (revised 2013)
Pot-in-pot nursery production (revised 2013)
Propagation nursery (revised 2013)
Starting a nursery business (revised 2013)
Willow (revised 2013)
Woody cuts (2011)

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Nut Crops

Chinese chestnuts (revised 2012)
Peanuts (2012)

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Organic Production

Internet resources for organic field crop production (updated 2013)
Internet resources for organic horticultural crop production (updated 2013)
Organic apples (2012)
Organic asparagus (revised 2012)
Organic blackberries and raspberries (2010)
Organic blueberries (revised 2014)
Organic certification process (revised 2014)
Organic corn for feed or food (2011)
Organic crop production (2011)
Is organic crop production for you? (revised 2010)
Organic farming in Kentucky - a survey (2007)
Organic grains and oilseeds for animal feed (2011)
Organic lettuce and leafy greens (2012)
Organic sweet corn (revised 2012)
Organic tomatoes (2011)
Transitioning to organic crop production (2007)

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Ornamentals

Bedding plants (revised 2014)
Broomcorn (revised 2013)
Christmas trees (revised 2010)
Container nursery production (revised 2013)
Corn shocks (revised 2012)
Echinacea (revised 2010)
Edible flowers (revised 2012)
Field-grown cut flowers (revised 2010)
Field nursery production (revised 2013)
Garden mums (revised 2011)
Gourds (revised 2013)
Greenhouse-grown cut flowers (revised 2011)
Hanging baskets (revised 2010)
Ornamental corn (revised 2014)
Ornamental grasses (revised 2013)
Poinsettias (revised 2014)
Pot-in-pot nursery production (revised 2013)
Propagation nursery (revised 2013)
Starting a nursery business (revised 2013)
Willow (revised 2013)
Woody cuts (revised 2011)

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Sod

Sod (revised 2011)

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Vegetables

Asparagus (revised 2013)
Organic asparagus (revised 2012)
Baby corn (revised 2011)
Baby vegetables (2013)
Bell peppers (revised 2014)
Broccoli (revised 2014)
Brussels sprouts New profile!
Cabbage (revised 2011)
Cauliflower (revised 2014)
Cucumber (revised 2010)
Edamame (green vegetable soybeans) (revised 2013)
Eggplant (revised 2010)
Ethnic vegetables: Asian (revised 2014)
Ethnic vegetables: Hispanic (2010)
Greenhouse tomatoes (revised 2011)
Heirloom vegetables (revised 2013)
High tunnel leafy greens and herbs (revised 2012)
High tunnel overview (2012)
High tunnel tomatoes (revised 2012)
Hot peppers and specialty sweet peppers (revised 2014)
Hydroponic lettuce (2013)
Kohlrabi New profile!
Leafy greens (revised 2011)
Microgreens (2012)
Muskmelon (revised 2010)
Okra (revised 2013)
Onions (revised 2013)
Organic lettuce and leafy greens (2012)
Organic sweet corn (revised 2012)
Organic tomatoes (2011)
Peanuts (2012)
English and edible pod peas (2012)
Potatoes (revised 2011)
Pumpkins (revised 2014)
Rhubarb (revised 2010)
Romaine lettuce (revised 2011)
Root crops (revised 2011)
Season extension tools and techniques (revised 2011)
Snap beans (revised 2011)
Southernpea (Cowpea) (revised 2012)
Specialty melons (revised 2012)
Sprouts (2012)
Summer squash (revised 2010)
Sweet corn (revised 2014)
Sweet potato (revised 2014)
Tomatillo (revised 2012)
Tomatoes (revised 2014)
Tomatoes (Tomate, en Espanol) (revisado 2014)
Watermelon (revised 2010)
Winter squash (revised 2010)

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