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Agronomic Classification of Crops in Agriculture
Agronomic Classification of Crops in Agriculture

Classification of Crop Plants in Agriculture: Agronomic Classification

8 Drug Crops

Drug crops include cultivation of those plants whose extract is used for illegal purposes for example to make drugs. The cultivation of these crops is prohibited in almost all countries of the world. Still these are grown widely as they provide the most promising livelihood source to people.

Some drug crops are accepted for cultivation by the global community at free and large scale like Tobacco. Most of the drug crops are illegal to grow. These include Pyrethrum, Opium, Cannabis etc.

9 Oil Crops

The crops that are grown for their oil content are known as Oil Crops. These are grown globally and are good source of income. Many countries have economies based on trade of oil crops like Malaysia. These crops provide premium health benefits. In agriculture, oil crops are ranked high due to healthy economic returns. Important oil crops included Sunflower, Safflower, Sesame, Castor Bean, Rape Seed, Canola, Peanuts, olives etc.

10 Rubber Crops

Last important agronomic crop is the Rubber crop. In agriculture sector, rubber is obtained from the rubber trees. The raw material for rubber is extracted from the trees and then processed to make fine and durable rubber products. Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand are the famous rubber producing countries. Guayule, Kok-Sagys, Manihot glaziovii (cera rubber), Castiolla elastic (Panama rubber) and Ficus elastica (India rubber) are few good examples of rubber crops.  

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Rahman, M. A. (2017, September 30). Classification of Crop Plants in Agriculture: Agronomic Classification [Blog Post]. Retrieved from
Introduction There are hundreds of crops grown in agriculture sector. These crops are grouped together or more precisely classified into various categories based on agronomic classification, seasonal classification special purpose classification etc. The purpose of these classifications is to learn about the agriculture crops more deeply and accurately to judge their characteristics so that best agronomic practices can be applied to get maximum production and yield. In this article, you will find the classification of crop plants in agriculture based on agronomic classification. In agronomic classification, crops are divided into 10 categories. A brief about each category is given below…

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