The Potential of Native Plants for Food, Fiber and Fuel in Arid Regions

  • William G. McGinnies
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 14)


There is a wealth of native plant material either not being efficiently used or not used at all, that might make important contributions to the food, fiber and fuel needs in arid areas. These are non-agricultural plants, that may be grown with limited water supplies either derived from rainfall or from rainfall augmentation by means of dams, diversions and other means of collecting and distributing moisture from precipatation.


Native Plant Arid Area Arid Land Cane Sugar Percent Protein 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • William G. McGinnies
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  1. 1.Office of Arid Lands StudiesUniversity of ArizonaUSA

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