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Biology of Food
Biology 123

Information on Alternative Crops in General                          Listing of Useful Plants of The World


Seeds Available for Experiments




Teff Eragrostis tef. Grain native to Ethiopia, used to make Ethiopian injera bread. Grows at higher altitudes in Ethiopia, beginning to be grown in United States (particularly Montana). Many varieties are available for experimental purposes through USDA. We have several cultivars and many thousands of seeds.
USDA Plants Database

Amaranth Amaranthus sp. Leaves are eaten as a vegetable, and seeds boiled or used like a grain. Seeds are relatively high in protein. We have many thousands of seeds.The variety that we have is very rapidly developing, and may have the greatest chance to produce seeds by the end of the semester of any of the crops that we have available.
USDA Plants Database


Browntop Millet. Urochloa ramosa. Grain, very little research has been done on this crop. We have many thousands of seeds.
USDA Plants Database

Japanese Millet. Echniochloa frumentacea. Grain, very little research has been done on this crop. We have many thousands of seeds.
USDA Plants Database