Crop Botany

Crop Botany Overview

The importance of plants in all spheres of life makes botany essential to agricultural development. For the potentials of crops to be optimally harnessed in meeting global food and industrial needs, they must be well understood. Due to an increasing awareness and shift towards plant-based diet in recent times, botany has become even more important. Plant-based diets are considered for their health benefits and contributions to the protection of environmental resources when compared with livestock.
Botany involves plant pathology – an understanding of plant disease causing factors and how they can be controlled, and plant ecology – an understanding of the distribution of plants and their relationship with other organisms within an environment. The science which study’s plants, their structure, classification, and properties also have a forensic component applied in the investigation of criminal cases. Archaeobotany for history and palaebotany are other sub-areas of botany. Findings from the science are applied in food, cosmetic and fashion industries. They are also applicable in the production of bio-fuels as an alternative to fossil fuels that are hazardous to the environment and human health. Tengrain is involved in initiating public private partnerships and working in collaborative spaces to facilitate research in botany and other fields that are required for agricultural development.