What is the next new crop? Review of the Australian New Crops Info 2014 Website

  • 36 pages

  • Published: 31 Jul 2015

  • Author(s): Fletcher, Rob

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This report addresses the primary concerns of anyone planning to commercialise a new crop use or product: where to start. What is the next new crop likely to be and what is already known about it?

The primary objective of this project was to review and rejuvenate the Australian New Crops Website. For each of more than 41,000 plant species, the aim was to provide lists of published references (1901-2013), along with contact information for the author(s), keywords and an indication of the most likely scope for any crop use or product.

The project has also investigated whether publicly available information such as the trends over time and the keywords and associations of plant species with specific crop uses or products can be used to answer a common enquiry: “What is the next new crop?”