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Bamboo: A Multipurpose Agroforestry Crop

The bamboos are gaining increased attention as an alternative crop with multiple uses and benefits. These long-lived, woody-stemmed perennial grasses are usually evergreen in climates to which they are adapted; those of temperate regions grow a complete set of new leaves each
spring, the old ones falling away as the new ones develop (1). Worldwide, approximately 87 genera and over 1,500 species of bamboo exist (2), with roughly 100 species comprising those of economical importance.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-01-11 18:22:40
Description The bamboos are gaining increased attention as an alternative crop with multiple uses and benefits. These long-lived, woody-stemmed perennial grasses are usually evergreen in climates to which they are adapted; those of temperate regions grow a complete set of new leaves each
spring, the old ones falling away as the new ones develop (1). Worldwide, approximately 87 genera and over 1,500 species of bamboo exist (2), with roughly 100 species comprising those of economical importance.
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Source National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA)
Keyword Bamboo, Sustainability, Agriculture, Forestry
Selector Bates
Date Of Record Creation 2010-01-11 18:16:34
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Date Last Modified 2010-01-12 17:22:15
Creator Steve Diver
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-01-11 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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