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Welcome to the FlaxPage!

Our site is a resource for information about the oilseed and fiber crop flax (Linum usitatissimum L), sometimes called common flax.

The FlaxPage aims to provide information for the grower, for the consumer, and for the researcher.

You will find a breadth of information about this fascinating crop: its origin, history, botany, agronomy, economics & trade, and utilization as a human food, as livestock and poultry feed, as an ingredient in paints and coatings, and as a fiber source in the textile and paper industries.

The site is being developed and maintained by North Dakota State University Libraries, with support from North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University Extension, the Flax Institute of the United States, and USDA's National Agricultural Library. The FlaxPage is part of AgNIC—the Agricultural Network Information Center.

If you have questions not covered by this site, please click on the Ask Questions button; either a librarian or one of our flax experts will reply.



Kathie Richardson
NDSU Library
Fargo, ND 58105

Last updated: 16.01.2008

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