Specialty Crops of Illinois
Oil/Grain Crops <ul><li>Sorghum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ground and boiled to make molasses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also p...
Sorghum
 
Canola
 
Sunflower
 
Safflower
Forages <ul><li>Alfalfa </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most nutritious forage available – used for hay and silage </li></ul></ul><u...
Alfalfa
 
Kentucky Bluegrass
 
Lespedeza
 
Orchardgrass
 
Perennial Ryegrass
 
Red Clover
 
Vegetables <ul><li>Popcorn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>State snack food </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pumpkin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IL ...
Popcorn
Pumpkin
Muskmelon
Sweet Corn
Tomato
Watermelon
Broccoli
Cucumber
Lima Bean
Pea
Strawberry
Sweet Potato
Horseradish
Fruits <ul><li>Peaches </li></ul><ul><li>Apples </li></ul><ul><li>Blueberries </li></ul><ul><li>Grapes </li></ul>
Peaches
Apples
Blueberries
Grapes/Vineyard
 
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Specialtycrops

  1. 1. Specialty Crops of Illinois
  2. 2. Oil/Grain Crops <ul><li>Sorghum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ground and boiled to make molasses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also planted as food for game birds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Canola </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Derived from the Rapeseed (poisonous) plant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used as a healthier oil </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sunflower </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Birdseed, snack food, oil </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Safflower </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthier oil used in salad dressing and for margarine </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Sorghum
  4. 5. Canola
  5. 7. Sunflower
  6. 9. Safflower
  7. 10. Forages <ul><li>Alfalfa </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most nutritious forage available – used for hay and silage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kentucky Bluegrass </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used primarily as a turf grass </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lespadeza </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wildlife forage and cover </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Orchardgrass </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nutritious grass used for grazing and hay </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Perennial Rye </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cover crop for winter turf </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Red Clover </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nutritious forage used for grazing and hay. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 11. Alfalfa
  9. 13. Kentucky Bluegrass
  10. 15. Lespedeza
  11. 17. Orchardgrass
  12. 19. Perennial Ryegrass
  13. 21. Red Clover
  14. 23. Vegetables <ul><li>Popcorn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>State snack food </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pumpkin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IL is #1 producer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Muskmelon (cantaloupe) </li></ul><ul><li>Sweet Corn </li></ul><ul><li>Tomato </li></ul><ul><li>Watermelon </li></ul><ul><li>Broccoli </li></ul><ul><li>Cucumber </li></ul><ul><li>Lima Bean </li></ul><ul><li>Pea </li></ul><ul><li>Strawberry </li></ul><ul><li>Sweet potato </li></ul><ul><li>Horseradish </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IL is #1 producer </li></ul></ul>
  15. 24. Popcorn
  16. 25. Pumpkin
  17. 26. Muskmelon
  18. 27. Sweet Corn
  19. 28. Tomato
  20. 29. Watermelon
  21. 30. Broccoli
  22. 31. Cucumber
  23. 32. Lima Bean
  24. 33. Pea
  25. 34. Strawberry
  26. 35. Sweet Potato
  27. 36. Horseradish
  28. 37. Fruits <ul><li>Peaches </li></ul><ul><li>Apples </li></ul><ul><li>Blueberries </li></ul><ul><li>Grapes </li></ul>
  29. 38. Peaches
  30. 39. Apples
  31. 40. Blueberries
  32. 41. Grapes/Vineyard

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