- Agriculture, Forestry & Soils
- Field crops, grasses, plant fibers, spices, tree crops, herbs
- Fiber crops
Nelson, Elton G. National Agricultural Library, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland.
Last reviewed:January 2020
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Plants grown for their fibrous material, which is used for many commercial purposes and for home industry. Many plants are grown as fiber crops because of their content or yield of fibrous material, which is used in the manufacture of textiles, linen, rope, and paper products. The production and use of plant fibers date back many centuries and form the basis for one of the earliest industrial processes. Fibers may be extracted from various parts of different plants. See also: Linen; Natural fiber; Paper; Plant anatomy; Rope; Textile
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