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New Crops Info 2014
Supported by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Crop Uses and Products

Companion plant

[search terms: companion planting, polyculture, intercrop, nurse crop, multiple crop]

 

Desmodium uncinatum

Silver-Leaved Tick-Trefoil, Silverleaf Desmodium

3.66

Colocynthis vulgaris

 

3.04

Manihot esculenta

Cassava, Manioc, Yuca, Balinghoy, Kamoteng Kahoy, Tabolchu, Mogo, Mandioca, Tapioca-Root, Kappa, Manioc Root

2.90

Phleum arenarium

Sand Timothy, Sand Catstail, Sand Cat's-Tail

2.56

Avena sativa

Common Oat

2.42

Arachis hypogaea

Peanut, Groundnut

2.21

Striga hermonthica

Purple Witchweed

2.12

Gliricidia sepium

Quickstick, Gliricidia, Mata Ratn, Cacao De Nance, Cachanance, Madreado, Kakawate, Madre Cacao, Madre De Cacao, Madero Negro

2.09

Cajanus cajan

Pigeonpea, Pigeon Pea, Kardis, Gandule Bean, Tropical Green Pea, Kadios, Congo Pea, Gungo Pea, Gunga Pea, Fio-Fio, Mgb'mgb', No-Eye Pea, Toor Dal, Arhar Dal,Togari Bele, Thuvaram Paruppu, Kandi Pappu

2.02

Vigna umbellata

Rice Bean

1.84

Vulpia fasciculata

Dune Fescue

1.67

Abelmoschus esculentus

Okra, Ladies' Fingers, Bhindi, Bamia, Gumbo

1.39

Brachiaria ruziziensis

Congo Grass

1.30

Eragrostis neomexicana

 

1.29

Stylosanthes hamata

Cheesytoes

1.28

Crotalaria ochroleuca

Slender Leaf Rattlebox

1.27

Pennisetum glaucum

Pearl Millet, Ba'ajra, Bajri, Sajje, Kambu, Bajra, Sajjalu, Kambam, Gero,Uwele, Mahangu, Sanio, Gero, Babala, Nyoloti, Dukkin, Souna, Petit Mil, Heyni, Masago, Mexoeira, Biltug, Biltug, Mhunga, Lebelebele, Zembwe, Bulrush Millet, Milheto, Cattail Millet, Candle Millet, Dark Millet

1.24

Grevillea robusta

Carrington Falls Grevillea

1.12

Leucaena leucocephala

White Leadtree, Jumbay, White Popinac

1.03

Pleopeltis astrolepis

Starscale Fern

1.02

Pennisetum purpureum

Elephant Grass, Napier Grass, Ugandan Grass

1.00

Melilotus suaveolens

Sweetclover

0.99

Desmodium intortum

Greenleaf Ticktrefoil, Greenleaf Desmodium

0.99

Striga asiatica

Asiatic Witchweed

0.87

Cajanus cinereus

 

0.86

Senna spectabilis

Casia Amarilla

0.85

Trifolium alexandrinum

Egyptian Clover

0.84

Trifolium resupinatum

Reversed Clover

0.83

Pennisetum typhoides

Pearl Millet, Ba'ajra, Bajri, Sajje, Kambu, Bajra, Sajjalu, Kambam, Gero,Uwele, Mahangu, Sanio, Gero, Babala, Nyoloti, Dukkin, Souna, Petit Mil, Heyni, Masago, Mexoeira, Biltug, Biltug, Mhunga, Lebelebele, Zembwe, Bulrush Millet, Milheto, Cattail Millet, Candle Millet, Dark Millet

0.73

Tephrosia vogelii

Vogel's Tephrosia

0.70

Indigofera dosua

 

0.69

Gamochaeta pensylvanica

Pennsylvania Everlasting, Pennsylvania Cudweed

0.67

Brachythecium reflexum

Brachythecium Moss, Reflexed Feather-Moss, Cedar Moss

0.66

Panicum sanguinale

Hairy Crabgrass, Large Crabgrass

0.65

Brassica oleracea

Broccoli, Chinese Kale, Cauliflower, Kale, Savoy

0.64

Pueraria phaseoloides

Tropical Kudzu

0.62

Triodanis biflora

Small Venus' Looking-Glass

0.61

Crotalaria virgulata

Grant's Rattlebox

0.61

Centrosema acutifolium

 

0.60

Polypodium scouleri

Leathery Polypody, Scouler's Polypody, Coast Polypody, Leather-Leaf Fern

0.59

Trifolium dasyurum

 

0.59

Senna siamea

Siamese Cassia

0.57

Anemone cylindrica

Candle Anemone

0.57

Paspalum commersonii

 

0.55

Phaseolus mungo

Urad Dal, Black Gram, Black Lentil, White Lentil, Black Matpe Bean

0.53

Apium leptophyllum

Marsh Parsley, Fir-Leafed Celery

0.53

Sesbania sesban

Egyptian Riverhemp

0.46

Desmodium sandwicense

Hawai'i Ticktrefoil, Kikania Pipili

0.45

Desmanthus virgatus

Wild Tantan, Prostrate Bundleflower, Dwarf Koa, Desmanto, Acacia Courant, Acacia Savane, Pompon Blank, Adormidera, Brusca Prieta, Frijolillo, Ground Tamarind, Guajillo, Guashillo, Huarangillo, Langalet, Petit Acacia, Petit Cassie, Petit Mimosa, Virgate Mimosa, Slender Mimosa

0.45

Mucuna pruriens

Cowitch, Velvet Bean, Cowhage, Donkey Eye, Monkey Tamarind, Buffalo Beans

0.44

Crotalaria juncea

Sunn Hemp, Sunn

0.43

Brassica campestris

Turnip, Mizuna, Napa Cabbage, Cime Di Rapa, Turnip Rape, Annual Turnip Rape, Canola, Field Mustard, Bird Rape, Keblock, Colza

0.43

Melinis minutiflora

Molassesgrass, Molasses Grass

0.42

Spergula arvensis

Corn Spurry

0.42

Cotula australis

Australian Waterbuttons, Southern Waterbuttons

0.41

Flemingia macrophylla

Apa Apa, Hahapaan, Pok Kepokan, Serengan Jantan, Beringan, Laclay-Guinan, Gewawini, Malabalatong, H'm Sa:M Mang, Thwx H': H'ad, Thwx H'ad, Mahae-Nok, Khamin Naang, Khamin Ling, Tp Mo'lto, Cy Dau Ma, Cai Duoi Chon, Tosp Mow Lasto

0.40

Soliva pterosperma

 

0.40

Cicer arietinum

Chick Pea, Garbanzo Bean, Ceci Bean, Channa, Bengal Gram

0.39

Vicia pannonica

Hungarian Vetch

0.39

Vigna mungo

Black Gram

0.39

Lablab purpureus

Bonavist-Bean, Hyacinth Bean, Dolichos Bean, Seim Bean, Lablab Bean, Egyptian Kidney Bean, Indian Bean, Chicharo, Australian Pea, Hyacinthbean

0.38

Falcataria moluccana

Peacocksplume, Molucca Albizia

0.37

Calycadenia multiglandulosa

Sticky Western Rosinweed

0.37

Vicia villosa

Winter Vetch

0.37

Andropogon bicornis

Barbas De Indio

0.36

Indigofera hirsuta

Roughhairy Indigo, Hairy Indigo, Rough Hairy Indigo

0.35

Trifolium dalmaticum

Dalmatian Clover

0.35

Wedelia glauca

 

0.34

Dimorphotheca sinuata

Glandular Cape Marigold, Orange Namaqualand Daisy

0.31

Acrachne racemosa

Goosegrass

0.30

Pennisetum americanum

Pearl Millet, Ba'ajra, Bajri, Sajje, Kambu, Bajra, Sajjalu, Kambam, Gero,Uwele, Mahangu, Sanio, Gero, Babala, Nyoloti, Dukkin, Souna, Petit Mil, Heyni, Masago, Mexoeira, Biltug, Biltug, Mhunga, Lebelebele, Zembwe, Bulrush Millet, Milheto, Cattail Millet, Candle Millet, Dark Millet

0.29

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Milkweed, Butterfly Weed

0.29

Sporobolus vaginiflorus

Ozark Dropseed, Poverty Dropseed

0.28

Crotalaria brevidens

Ethiopian Rattlebox

0.28

Neckera pennata

Neckera Moss, Feathered Neckera

0.28

Crotalaria grahamiana

 

0.27

Calliandra calothyrsus

 

0.27

Hedysarum boreale

 

0.27

Erioneuron pilosum

Hairy Woollygrass, Hairy Tridens

0.26

Lupinus albus

White Lupine, White Lupin

0.25

Cleistogenes squarrosa

 

0.25

Trifolium ambiguum

Kura Clover

0.25

Vitex parviflora

Smallflower Chastetree

0.24

Lens culinaris

Lentil

0.23

Faidherbia albida

Applering Acacia, Ana Tree, Balanzan Tree, Winter Thorn

0.22

Acacia leptocarpa

 

0.21

Hemizonia congesta

Opposite-Leaved Tarweed

0.21

Chrysanthemum segetum

Corn Marigold, Corn Daisy

0.21

Macrotyloma geocarpum

Geocarpa Groundnut, Hausa Groundnut, Kersting's Groundnut

0.21

Phacelia tanacetifolia

Lacy Phacelia, Purple Tansy

0.20

Chenopodium glaucum

Oakleaf Goosefoot, Oak-Leaved Goosefoot

0.20

Stylosanthes gracilis

 

0.20

Trifolium pratense

Red Clover

0.20

Briza minor

Lesser Quaking-Grass, Little Quakinggrass

0.20

Setaria geniculata

 

0.20

Pisum arvense

 

0.19

Tithonia diversifolia

Tree Marigold

0.19

Pyrus betulaefolia

Birch-Leaved Pear

0.18

Carya illinoensis

Pecan

0.18

Gossypium hirsutum

Marie Galante Cotton, Upland Cotton, Mexican Cotton

0.18

Imperata cylindrica

Cogongrass, Blady Grass, Cogon Grass, Kunai Grass, Japanese Bloodgrass

0.18

Coffea arabica

Arabian Coffee, Mountain Coffee

0.18

Acacia mangium

Black Wattle, Hickory Wattle, Mangium, Forest Mangrove

0.18

Citrullus lanatus

Watermelon

0.17

Helianthus annuus

Swamp Sunflower, Narrowleaf Sunflower

0.17

Sesbania rostrata

 

0.17

Acacia senegal

Gum Arabic, Rfaudraksha, Gum Acacia, Gum Arabic Tree, Gum Senegal Tree

0.17

Sinapis alba

White Mustard

0.17

Cyamopsis tetragonoloba

Guar, Cluster Bean, Gavar, Guwar, Guvar Bean

0.17

Elymus sibiricus

Siberian Wildrye

0.17

Stylosanthes fruticosa

Shrubby Pencilflower

0.17

Stachys arvensis

Staggerweed

0.17

Triticum turgidum

Rivet Wheat

0.17

Cojoba arborea

Wild Tamarind, Algarrobo, Ardillo, Lorito, Barba De Jolote, Iguano, Quebracho, Sang Sang, Tamarindo, Tambrn, Tuburs, Bahama Sibic

0.16

Allium porrum

Garden Leek, Leek

0.16

Erythrina poeppigiana

Mountain Immortelle, Bucare Ceibo

0.16

Mentha gracilis

Gingermint, Ginger Mint, Scotch Mint

0.16

Vetiveria nigritana

Black Vetivergrass

0.15

Juglans nigra

Black Walnut, Eastern Black Walnut

0.15

Utricularia stellaris

 

0.15

Brassica hirta

White Mustard

0.15

Solanum cinereum

 

0.15

Tephrosia candida

White Hoarypea

0.15

Panicum maximum

Guinea Grass, Green Panic Grass

0.14

Medicago denticulata

 

0.14

Bactris gasipaes

Peach Palm, Peach-Palm, Pejibaye, Chontaduro, Pijuayo, Pijiguao, Temb, Pib, Pupunha, Peewah

0.14

Astragalus sinicus

Chinese Milk-Vetch, Chinese Milkvetch, Zi Yun Ying

0.13

Sesbania aculeata

 

0.13

Paraserianthes falcataria

Sengon

0.13

Bowlesia incana

Hoary Bowlesia

0.13

Digera arvensis

 

0.13

Sorghum x

 

0.13

Amaranthus quitensis

Smooth Amaranth, Smooth Pigweed, Red Amaranth, Slim Amaranth

0.13

Coffea canephora

Robusta Coffee

0.12

Eucalyptus deglupta

Indonesian Gum, Rainbow Eucalyptus, Mindanao Gum, Rainbow Gum

0.12

Eleusine coracana

African Finger Millet, Caracan Millet, Koracan, Finger Millet

0.12

Stipa capillata

 

0.12

Medicago scutellata

Snail Medick, Shield Medick

0.12

Hilaria belangeri

 

0.12

Colocasia esculenta

Coco Yam

0.12

Melilotus indicus

Annual Yellow Sweetclover, Sweet Clover, Sweet-Clover, Sour Clover, Sour-Clover, Sourclover, Indian Sweet-Clover, Bokhara Clover, Small-Flowered Sweet Clover, Common Melilot, Small-Flowered Melilot, Small Melilot, Sweet Melilot, Californian Lucerne, Hexham Scent, King Island Melilot, King Island Clover

0.11

Atriplex patula

Spear Saltbush, Common Orache; Spear Orach; Spreading Orach

0.11

Bouteloua hirsuta

Hairy Grama

0.11

Hakea undulata

Furze Hakea

0.11

Silene gallica

Common Catchfly

0.11

Matricaria discoidea

Disc Mayweed, Pineappleweed, Wild Chamomile

0.11

Fleurya aestuans

 

0.11

Vigna sinensis

 

0.11

Oenocarpus bacaba

Bacaba Au, Bacaba-De-Leque, Bacaba Verdadeira, Ungurauy, Camon, Koemboe, Manoco, Punma, Bacaba, Milpesos, Palma Milpesos, Turu Palm

0.11

Cymbopogon winterianus

Cymbopogon Grass

0.11

Gmelina arborea

Gumhar, Beechwood, Gmelina, Goomar Teak, Kashmir Tree, Malay Beechwood, White Teak, Vemane, Gamhar

0.10

Cochlearia armoracia

Horseradish

0.10

Pennisetum pedicellatum

Kyasuma Grass, Desho, Desho Grass, Annual Kyasuwa Grass, Bare, Deenanath Grass

0.10

Salsola collina

Slender Russian Thistle

0.10

Alysicarpus ovalifolius

Alyce Clover

0.10

Boerhavia coccinea

Scarlet Spiderling, Red Boerhavia, Hogweed, Hierba Del Cancer, Hierba De La Hormiga

0.10

Sesamum indicum

 

0.10

Bouteloua rigidiseta

Texas Grama

0.10

Triplasis purpurea

Purple Sandgrass

0.10

Bridelia minutiflora

 

0.10

Buchanania florida

 

0.10

Pelargonium graveolens

Sweet Scented Geranium, Rose Geranium, Old Fashion Rose Geranium, Rose-Scent Geranium

0.10

 

 


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