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New Crops Info 2014
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Crop Uses and Products

Soil amelioration

[search terms: soil amelioration, soil improv, nitrogen fix, soil condition]

 

Sesbania rostrata

 

2.38

Eremaea purpurea

 

1.62

Trifolium subterraneum

Subterranean Clover

1.52

Kunzea recurva

 

1.44

Macroptilium atropurpureum

Purple Bushbean, Purple Bush-Bean

0.93

Kunzea glabrescens

Spearwood

0.92

Agonis linearifolia

 

0.81

Baeckea camphorosmae

 

0.81

Melaleuca incana

Gray Honeymyrtle

0.81

Gastrolobium capitatum

 

0.81

Hemiandra pungens

 

0.81

Leptochloa fusca

Bearded Sprangletop, Malabar Sprangletop, Mexican Sprangletop

0.73

Hakea varia

Wavy-Leaved Hakea

0.71

Eucalyptus x

 

0.68

Beaufortia squarrosa

Sand Bottlebrush

0.65

Calothamnus hirsutus

 

0.65

Calothamnus lateralis

 

0.65

Bryoria tenuis

Horsehair Lichen

0.61

Trifolium parviflorum

 

0.60

Stereocaulon paschale

Snow Lichen

0.59

Casuarina glauca

Gray Sheoak, Swamp She-Oak, Swamp Oak, Grey Oak, River Oak

0.58

Spartina alterniflora

Smooth Cordgrass

0.58

Alnus incana

Gray Alder, Grey Alder, Speckled Alder

0.54

Banksia nivea

Honeypot Dryandra

0.54

Calytrix angulata

Yellow Starflower

0.54

Collema tenax

Coral Jelly Lichen, Black Lichen, Desert Lichen

0.51

Trema aspera

 

0.51

Casuarina equisetifolia

Beach Sheoak, Coast Sheoak, Coast She Oak, Coastal She-Oak, Beach Casuarina, Beach Oak, Beach Sheoak, Beach She-Oak, Whistling Tree, Horsetail She Oak, Horsetail Beefwood, Horsetail Tree, Australian Pine, Ironwood, Whistling Pine, Filao Tree, Agoho

0.48

Patersonia occidentalis

 

0.45

Regelia inops

 

0.45

Sarcocornia pacifica

Pacific Swampfire

0.45

Lotus corniculatus

Bird's-Foot Trefoil, Birdfoot Deervetch

0.45

Medicago ciliaris

Ciliate Medick

0.44

Casuarina cunninghamiana

River Sheoak, River Oak

0.42

Centrosema acutifolium

 

0.42

Ceanothus velutinus

Hooker's Ceanothus, Red Root, Tobacco Brush

0.41

Cyperus filicinus

Fern Flatsedge

0.41

Frankenia desertorum

 

0.41

Smilax bonanox

 

0.41

Symphyotrichum subulatum

Eastern Annual Saltmarsh Aster

0.41

Symphyotrichum tenuifolium

Perennial Saltmarsh Aster

0.41

Juncus roemerianus

Needlegrass Rush, Black Rush, Needlerush, Black Needlerush

0.40

Ficinia nodosa

Knobby Club-Rush, Knotted Club Rush

0.40

Astragalus missouriensis

Horn Loco Milkvetch, Missouri Milkvetch

0.36

Liatris acidota

Sharp Blazing Star, Gulf Coast Gayfeather, Sharp Gayfeather

0.36

Bossiaea laidlawiana

 

0.36

Regelia ciliata

 

0.36

Spartina patens

Saltmeadow Cordgrass

0.35

Hypocalymma robustum

Large Myrtle

0.35

Jacksonia furcellata

Grey Stinkwood

0.33

Peltigera aphthosa

Felt Lichen, Green Dog Lichen, Leafy Lichen, Common Freckle Pelt

0.33

Brachyscome iberidifolia

Swan River Daisy

0.32

Melaleuca systena

 

0.32

Azolla caroliniana

Carolina Mosquitofern, Carolina Azolla, Carolina Mosquito Fern, Water Velvet

0.31

Achnatherum calamagrostis

Spear Grass, Needle Grass, Silver Spike Grass

0.30

Aeschynomene indica

Indian Jointvetch, Kat Sola, Budda Pea, Curly Indigo, Hard Sola, Northern Jointvetch, Indische Schampflanze, Angiquinho, Maricazinho, Papquinha, Pinheirinho, He Meng, Kusanemu, Ikin Sihk

0.29

Alnus rubra

Red Alder

0.29

Gompholobium tomentosum

 

0.29

Pisum arvense

 

0.28

Chamaesyce lata

Hoary Sandmat

0.27

Chenopodium incanum

Mealy Goosefoot

0.27

Dalea alopecuroides

 

0.27

Didymodon fallax

Didymodon Moss, Fallacious Beard-Moss

0.27

Engelmannia peristenia

Engelmann's Daisy, Cutleaf Daisy

0.27

Grindelia nuda

Idaho Gumweed, Idaho Gumplant

0.27

Mentzelia reverchonii

Reverchon's Blazingstar

0.27

Monroa squarrosa

False Buffalograss, Munro Grass

0.27

Muhlenbergia torreyi

Ring Muhly

0.27

Physalis hederifolia

Fendler's Groundcherry, Ivyleaf Groundcherry, Palmer's Groundcherry

0.27

Vernonia marginata

Plains Ironweed

0.27

Melaleuca lateritia

Robin Redbreast Bush

0.27

Melaleuca thymoides

 

0.27

Dryas drummondii

Drummond's Mountain-Avens, Drummond's Dryad, Tomentose Mountain-Avens, Yellow Mountain-Avens

0.26

Aeschynomene sensitiva

Sensitive Jointvetch

0.26

Colubrina glandulosa

Glandular Nakedwood

0.26

Anthoceros punctatus

Hornwort

0.26

Hypocalymma angustifolium

 

0.25

Anigozanthos viridis

Green Kangaroo Paw

0.25

Vicia hirsuta

Tiny Vetch

0.24

Acacia mangium

Black Wattle, Hickory Wattle, Mangium, Forest Mangrove

0.23

Neptunia plena

Water Dead And Awake, Dead, Awake

0.23

Phaseolus atropurpureus

 

0.23

Aphyllanthes monspeliensis

 

0.23

Prosopis strombulifera

Argentine Screwbean, Creeping Screwbean, Retortuņo

0.23

Dasypogon bromeliifolius

 

0.23

Galenia pubescens

Coastal Galenia, Galenia

0.23

Comptonia peregrina

Sweet Fern, Sweetfern, Sweet-Fern

0.22

Bromus molliformis

 

0.21

Medicago tornata

 

0.21

Calandrinia granulifera

 

0.20

Centrolepis polygyna

 

0.20

Chenopodium ulicinum

 

0.20

Cyperus maritimus

 

0.20

Darwinia diosmoides

 

0.20

Gaura mollis

Velvetweed, Velvety Gaura, Downy Gaura, Smallflower Gaura

0.20

Gnephosis angianthoides

 

0.20

Grevillea acuaria

 

0.20

Gunniopsis rodwayi

 

0.20

Gunniopsis septifraga

 

0.20

Hyalochlamys globifera

Garden Hyacinth, Common Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth

0.20

Maireana amoena

 

0.20

Maireana carnosa

 

0.20

Maireana eriosphaera

 

0.20

Maireana glomerifolia

 

0.20

Morella cordifolia

Waxberry

0.20

Pseudarthria Wight

 

0.20

Stenopetalum sphaerocarpum

 

0.20

Thinopyrum pycnanthum

Tick Quackgrass

0.20

Trixis inula

Tropical Threefold

0.20

Acacia angustifolia

 

0.20

Bryum pallescens

Bryum Moss, Tall-Clustered Thread-Moss

0.20

Chamaesyce fendleri

Fendler's Sandmat

0.20

Lotus tenuifolius

 

0.20

Mirabilis linearis

Narrowleaf Four O'clock

0.20

Syringa emodi

 

0.20

Tecoma castanifolia

Chestnutleaf Trumpetbush

0.20

Bryocaulon divergens

Bryocaulon Lichen

0.20

Daviesia hakeoides

 

0.20

Trifolium maritimum

 

0.20

Conospermum triplinervium

 

0.20

Elymus trachycaulus

Slender Wheatgrass

0.20

Azolla pinnata

Feathered Mosquitofern, Water Velvet

0.19

Spartina maritima

Small Cordgrass

0.19

Macrozamia riedlei

Zamia, Zamia Palm

0.19

Peltigera membranacea

Membraneous Felt Lichen

0.19

Acacia irrorata

Blueskin, Green Wattle

0.19

Leucaena leucocephala

White Leadtree, Jumbay, White Popinac

0.19

Vicia sativa

Garden Vetch

0.19

Cicer arietinum

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

0.17

Trifolium badium

 

0.17

Salicornia bigelovii

Dwarf Saltwort

0.17

Acacia alata

Winged Wattle

0.17

Lotus tenuis

Narrow-Leaf Bird's-Foot Trefoil

0.16

Casuarina oligodon

 

0.16

Salix rosmarinifolia

 

0.16

Dendriscocaulon umhausense

Thorn Lichen

0.16

Ericameria parryi

Parry's Rabbitbrush

0.16

Euopsis granatina

Euopsis Lichen

0.16

Acacia pulchella

Prickly Moses

0.16

Melaleuca viminea

Mohan

0.16

Lotononis bainesii

Lotononis

0.16

Melilotus alba

Bokhara Clover, Honey Clover, Tree Clover, Sweet Clover, White-Flowered Sweet Clover, White Sweet Clover, White Melilot

0.16

Blasia pusilla

 

0.15

Canavalia obtusifolia

 

0.15

Lotononis angolensis

 

0.15

Aganope heptaphylla

 

0.15

Shepherdia canadensis

Russet Buffaloberry

0.15

Acacia deanei

Deane's Wattle, Green Wattle

0.15

Spartina foliosa

California Cordgrass

0.14

Lupinus albus

White Lupine, White Lupin

0.14

Plantago erecta

Dotseed Plantain, California Plantain, Foothill Plantain, Dot-Seed Plantain, English Plantain, Dwarf Plantain

0.14

Avicennia germinans

Black Mangrove

0.14

Aegilops triuncialis

Barbed Goatgrass, Barb Goat Grass, Jointed Goat Grass

0.13

Acacia arenaria

 

0.13

Eucalyptus clarksoniana

 

0.13

Hypogymnia enteromorpha

Duplicate Tube Lichen

0.13

Morella pensylvanica

Northern Bayberry

0.13

Ottochloa nodosa

Slender Panicgrass

0.13

Pieris phillyreifolia

Climbing Fetterbush

0.13

Jaumea carnosa

Marsh Jaumea, Fleshy Jaumea, Jaumea

0.13

Alnus glutinosa

Black Alder, European Alder, Common Alder

0.13

Trifolium pratense

Red Clover

0.13

Centrosema molle

Soft Butterfly Pea

0.13

Myrica gale

Sweetgale, Bog Myrtle, Sweet Gale

0.13

Carex oligosperma

Fewseed Sedge

0.12

Melaleuca preissiana

Stout Paperbark, Modong, Moonah

0.12

Pseudocyphellaria crocata

Pseudocyphellaria Lichen

0.12

Diospyros cordifolia

Bhaktendu

0.12

Anastrophyllum minutum

 

0.12

Japewia tornoensis

Japewia Lichen

0.12

Conostylis aculeata

Prickly Conostylis

0.11

Carex cherokeensis

Cherokee Sedge

0.11

Christia obcordata

 

0.11

Eucalyptus megacornuta

Warted Yate

0.11

Maireana triptera

 

0.11

Phacelia humilis

Dudley's Phacelia, Low Phacelia

0.11

Solorina spongiosa

Chocolate Chip Lichen

0.11

Alnus viridis

Green Alder

0.11

Cirriphyllum piliferum

Cirriphyllum Moss, Hair-Pointed Feather-Moss

0.11

Alnus crispa

Green Alder

0.11

Argyrolobium uniflorum

 

0.11

Astragalus sinicus

Chinese Milk-Vetch, Chinese Milkvetch, Zi Yun Ying

0.11

Poa compressa

Canada Bluegrass, Flattened Meadowgrass

0.10

Lupinus albifrons

Douglas' Silver Lupine, White-Leaf Bush Lupine, Evergreen Lupine, Silver Lupine

0.10

Acacia abyssinica

Flat Top Acacia

0.10

Cerastium pumilum

European Chickweed, Dwarf Mouse-Ear

0.10

Solorina crocea

Chocolate Chip Lichen

0.10

Faidherbia albida

Applering Acacia, Ana Tree, Balanzan Tree, Winter Thorn

0.10

Acacia lasiocarpa

 

0.10

Glycine wightii

 

0.10

Agrostis capillaris

Colonial Bentgrass, Common Bent, Colonial Bent, Browntop

0.10

Astragalus argophyllus

Silverleaf Milkvetch, Silver-Leaved Milkvetch

0.10

Astragalus convallarius

Lesser Rushy Milkvetch

0.10

Astragalus rafaelensis

San Rafael Milkvetch

0.10

Astragalus shortianus

Short's Milkvetch

0.10

Bryum subapiculatum

Bryum Moss, Lesser Potato Bryum

0.10

Chamaecrista serpens

Slender Sensitive Pea

0.10

Cordylanthus mollis

Hispid Bird's-Beak

0.10

Erigeron engelmannii

Davis' Fleabane, Engelmann's Fleabane

0.10

Halosarcia syncarpa

 

0.10

Hemichroa diandra

 

0.10

Hypnum hamulosum

Hypnum Moss

0.10

Isoetes occidentalis

Western Quillwort

0.10

Juncus albescens

Northern White Rush, Three-Flowered Rush

0.10

Lespedeza japonica

 

0.10

Lophozia excisa

 

0.10

Melaleuca thyoides

 

0.10

Senna pleurocarpa

 

0.10

Trifolium tumens

 

0.10

Conostylis candicans

Grey Cottonhead

0.10

Parapholis strigosa

Strigose Sicklegrass, Hard-Grass

0.10

Eriogonum annuum

Annual Buckwheat

0.10

Heliopsis scabra

Mountain Oxeye

0.10

Mentzelia lindleyi

Lindley's Blazingstar, Evening Star, Blazing Star

0.10

Proboscidea jussieui

 

0.10

Ratibida tagetes

Green Prairie Coneflower, Short-Ray Prairie Coneflower

0.10

Boswellia serata

 

0.10

Trema tomentosa

 

0.10

 

 


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