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Diczbalis, Y., Daniells, J., Lambert, S. and Searle, C. (2014) Plantation crops. In: Horticulture: Plants for People and Places. Springer.

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Plantation horticulture is an important part of the economic landscape of many tropical countries. Plantations were developed in association with colonial expansion and the original models were based on the production of monocrops which had a ready export market, using cheap or slave labour. Plantations in the twenty first Century are less likely environments for exploitation of human and environmental capital. They are however, linked to crop production on a large scale for produce to be sold, at profit, for export to distant markets rather than local sale. A range of crops can be broadly categorized into plantation crops. Plantations continue to be effective models for efficient agricultural production and will evolve in response to the continued demand for food, fruit, fibre, oil crops and timber from a growing population

Item Type:Book Section
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Keywords:Plantation Crop categories Cocoa Banana Macadamia
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Methods and systems of culture. Cropping systems
Plant culture > Food crops
Plant culture > Field crops
Live Archive:27 Jul 2015 04:34
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:50

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