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The New Crop Compendium CD-ROM was produced by the Purdue University Center for New Crops and Plant Products in cooperation with the Crop and Grassland Service of the Crop Production and Protection Division of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

cover of New Crop Compendium The New Crop Compendium CD-ROM, a searchable resource of new crop information, was edited by Jules Janick and Anna Whipkey and contains the entire text and figures from the proceedings of the three National New Crop Symposia:

  • J. Janick and J.E. Simon (eds.). 1990. Advances in New Crops. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon.
  • J. Janick and J.E. Simon (eds.). 1993. New Crops. Wiley, New York.
  • J. Janick (ed.). 1996. Progress in New Crops. ASHS Press, Alexandria, Virginia.
The New Crop Compendium provides a valuable source of information on new, specialty, neglected, and underutilized crops for scientists, growers, marketers, processors, and extension personnel. It employs an intuitive, easy to use interface. There are several ways you can access the information contained on this CD-ROM.

  • Table of Contents has links to each article grouped by subject.
    • Policy
    • International Development
    • Regional & State Development
    • Research & Development
    • Germplasm & Breeding
    • New Crop Centers
    • Information Systems
    • Economics, Marketing, & Commercialization
    • Cereals & Pseudocereals
    • Grain Legumes
    • Forages, Fodder, & Cover Crops
    • Oilseeds
    • Industrial Crops
    • Fiber Crops
    • Fruits & Nuts
    • Vegetable Crops
    • Floral & Landscape Crops
    • Aromatic Crops
    • Herb & Spice Crops
    • Medicinal Crops
    • Bioactive Crops & Others
    • Crops in Space
  • Crop and Plant Products Index is a comprehensive list of the indexed words from the original three volumes of the proceedings. Although the index is not linked, it can be used to copy and paste words into the key word field of the search engine.
  • Author Index is sorted alphabetically by last name with links to each article by that author.
  • Key Word Search enables you to search all files for key words using natural language or boolean logic. Features include a dictionary, related word search, use of concept operators, and on-line help.
  • Technical Support is available by phone or e-mail.

Copyright 1998 Purdue Research Foundation & FAO

ISBN 0-931682-70-3

System Requirements
The html files are accessible on any platform with a web browser. In order to use the search engine the following system requirements must be met:


  • Windows 3.1 or Win95
  • Minimum 486 processor, 33 MHz
  • RAM 16 Mb, if using Win95 then 32 Mb is preferred
  • CD-ROM drive, double speed, 150 Kb transfer rate
  • Web browser such as Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer
  • Must have "winsock.dll" installed in the Windows directory
  • Mouse or other pointing device
  • Minimum 10 Mb free on hard drive
  • Mac OS 7.1 or higher with Quicktime extensions
  • 68020 processor
  • 16 Mb RAM, 32 Mb preferred with OS 8
  • CD-ROM drive, double speed, 150 Kb transfer rate
  • Web browser such as Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer that supports the "open a URL" AppleEvent
  • Mouse or other pointing device
  • Minimum 10 Mb free on hard drive

The New Crop Compendium is now available from the office of Distance Education Services at Purdue University.

Payment may be made by check or purchase order (payable to Purdue University in US funds), or by charge (Visa, Mastercard, Discover)

Telephone orders to: (800) 830-0269 or (765) 494-2748

Print the Order Form and Fax (using a credit card or purchase order) to: (765) 496-2484

Print the Order Form and Mail to:

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West Lafayette, IN 47907-1586

New Crop Compendium$75.00
Author price*$65.00
shipping within the US†$5.00
shipping outside the US†$10.00
*any New Crop Proceeding author
†shipping charges are per order, not per disk