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

Species attracting attention:
for likely soil amelioration properties


The species below have attracted recent attention in the literature.
The percentages after each crop use/product reflect the rank of likely soil amelioration properties
amongst the 68 crop uses/products investigated for each species

Listings of species attracting attention by scientific name, common name or keyword are available here.
The listing of all species on the website is available here.

Other likely crop uses/products investigated are:

[allelopathy]  [aquatic]  [beverage]  [biofuel]  [bioindicator]  [birdseed]  [boundary]  [breeding]  [cane/bamboo]  [cereal]  [charcoal]  [chewing]  [clothing fibre]  [companion plant]  [cosmetics]  [cut flower]  [dietary fibre]  [dye]  [erosion control]  [essential oil]  [flavouring/spice]  [fodder]  [food dye]  [food for humans]  [forage]  [fruit]  [fuelwood]  [genetics]  [grain legume]  [green manure]  [hemiparasite]  [honey]  [host for disease]  [industrial product]  [insect repellent]  [insectivorous]  [jewellery]  [medicinal]  [model]  [nut]  [nutraceutical]  [oilseed/fat]  [ornamental]  [paper pulp]  [pesticide]  [phytoamelioration]  [phytoextractive]  [plant grafting]  [plant gum]  [poison]  [pseudocereal]  [psychoactive]  [resin]  [revegetation]  [rubber]  [seagrass]  [shade]  [smoking]  [starch]  [sweetener]  [tannin]  [timber]  [turf]  [vegetable]  [wastewater treatment]  [weed]  [wood fibre]

 


Most likely scope for crop use/product (%):


Species name

Soil Amelioration (60.2)

Casuarina glauca

Soil Amelioration (59.9)

Medicago ciliaris

Soil Amelioration (50.7)

Collema tenax

Soil Amelioration (39.8)

Luzula confusa

Soil Amelioration (31.2)

Juncus roemerianus

Soil Amelioration (30.9)

Carex oligosperma

Soil Amelioration (30.8)

Morella faya

Soil Amelioration (27.5)

Argyrolobium uniflorum

Soil Amelioration (25.7)

Casuarina equisetifolia

Soil Amelioration (21.7)

Armeria pungens

Soil Amelioration (20.7)

Elymus trachycaulus

Soil Amelioration (19.6)

Poa lanuginosa

Soil Amelioration (19.2)

Salicornia brachiata

Soil Amelioration (19.0)

Medicago laciniata

Soil Amelioration (18.5)

Collema coccophorum

Soil Amelioration (17.0)

Elaeagnus umbellata

Soil Amelioration (15.9)

Anogeissus leiocarpa

Soil Amelioration (15.8)

Bruguiera parviflora

Soil Amelioration (15.7)

Salicornia bigelovii

Soil Amelioration (15.3)

Leontodon hispidus

Soil Amelioration (15.1)

Myrica faya

Soil Amelioration (14.8)

Avicennia officinalis

Soil Amelioration (14.3)

Austrostipa scabra

Soil Amelioration (12.7)

Biserrula pelecinus

Soil Amelioration (12.5)

Alnus incana

Soil Amelioration (12.3)

Corynephorus canescens

Soil Amelioration (12.2)

Spartina alterniflora

Soil Amelioration (12.0)

Canavalia maritima

Soil Amelioration (11.6)

Morella cerifera

Soil Amelioration (11.3)

Dicranopteris linearis

Soil Amelioration (11.0)

Spartina maritima

Soil Amelioration (10.9)

Metrosideros polymorpha

Soil Amelioration (10.9)

Eucalyptus robusta

Soil Amelioration (10.5)

Pteridium arachnoideum

Soil Amelioration (10.0)

Polygonum viviparum

Soil Amelioration (9.7)

Faidherbia albida

Soil Amelioration (9.3)

Trifolium pallescens

Soil Amelioration (9.1)

Bromus madritensis

Soil Amelioration (9.0)

Lophozia ventricosa

Soil Amelioration (8.6)

Avenula pubescens

Soil Amelioration (8.5)

Ilex asprella

Soil Amelioration (8.3)

Pleuraphis jamesii

Soil Amelioration (8.2)

Rhizophora mucronata

Soil Amelioration (8.0)

Collinsia sparsiflora

Soil Amelioration (7.9)

Dalea purpurea

Soil Amelioration (7.9)

Carex flacca

Soil Amelioration (7.8)

Caragana microphylla

Soil Amelioration (7.7)

Petrorhagia velutina

Soil Amelioration (7.7)

Melastoma candidum

Soil Amelioration (7.1)

Astragalus melilotoides

Soil Amelioration (6.9)

Calicotome spinosa

Soil Amelioration (6.9)

Derris trifoliata

Soil Amelioration (6.6)

Alnus viridis

Soil Amelioration (6.6)

Alnus rubra

Soil Amelioration (6.4)

Xylocarpus moluccensis

Soil Amelioration (6.4)

Lotus creticus

Soil Amelioration (6.3)

Hieracium pilosella

Soil Amelioration (6.3)

Filifolium sibiricum

Soil Amelioration (6.2)

Crepis vesicaria

Soil Amelioration (5.7)

Coriaria nepalensis

Soil Amelioration (5.6)

Eriophorum vaginatum

Soil Amelioration (5.2)

Lobaria pulmonaria

Soil Amelioration (5.2)

Allocasuarina verticillata

Soil Amelioration (5.0)

Vicia cracca

Soil Amelioration (4.9)

Carpobrotus edulis

Soil Amelioration (4.8)

Albizia procera

Soil Amelioration (4.3)

Anthyllis cytisoides

Soil Amelioration (3.5)

Avicennia germinans

 


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Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following: for plant names: Australian Plant Name Index, Australian National Herbarium http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/databases/apni-search-full.html; ; The International Plant Names Index, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Harvard University Herbaria/Australian National Herbarium http://www.ipni.org/index.html; Plants Database, United States Department of Agriculture, National Resources Conservation Service http://plants.usda.gov/;DJ Mabberley (1997) The Plant Book, Cambridge University Press (Second Edition); JH Wiersma and B Leon (1999) World Economic Plants, CRC Press; RJ Hnatiuk (1990) Census of Australian Vascular Plants, Australian Government Publishing Service; for information: Science Direct http://www.sciencedirect.com/; Wiley Online Library http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/advanced/search; High Wire http://highwire.stanford.edu/cgi/search; Oxford Journals http://services.oxfordjournals.org/search.dtl; USDA National Agricultural Library http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/booleancube/booleancube_search_cit.html; for synonyms: The Plant List http://www.theplantlist.org/; for common names: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page; etc.


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