Strach (starch-bearing) crops are a group of crops that serve as raw materials for starch production or serve food purposes with a high starch content.
Starch-bearing crops are often combined with sugar-bearing crops. Previously, in the domestic classification used the division into root crops (sugar-bearing) and tuber crops (starch-bearing).
About 10 starch-bearing cultivated plants are known in the world agriculture. All of them, except the potato, are grown in subtropical and tropical climates.
The potato is the only crop of this group cultivated in temperate climates, so in the countries of the Northern Hemisphere, including Russia, it is considered the main starch-bearing crop.
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