The Alternative Crops Project site lists climate and soil requirements
for alternative and traditional crops. Overall crop suitability maps, based on
crop requirements and the soil and climate of Illinois,
are presented for more than 400 existing
and potential crops that include food, feed, fiber, fuel, medicinal, and food
additives. The crop requirements in the database are also presented as text on the page where the map is shown.
This information is the result of research conducted at the Illinois
State Water Survey with support from the Illinois Council on Food and
Agricultural Research. Roger Bowen handled the project. For more information, contact Steven Hollinger.