Sesame Seed Production?

David W. Kramer kramer.8 at
Wed Feb 9 11:54:59 EST 2000

My students are writing a term paper on an economically important plant of
their choice.  One student is writing on sesame seeds (Sesamum indicum L. ;
Family Pedaliaceae).  One of the sections of the paper is to report
production statistics.  He's having trouble finding that info and I haven't
been able to help him in spite of having looked extensively.  You can
imagine that statistics are readily available (USDA, etc.) for major crop
plants (especially those that figure in export trade or those that enjoy a
government subsidy) but it's not so easy to find production data for lesser
crops like sesame seeds.

Can anyone point us to a book or web site with this info?  I'm not asking
you to give us the data, just to give us a clue!  We're clueless!  (Others
say that, too!)

Thanks in advance and have a good day.

David W. Kramer, Ph.D.
Asst. Prof. of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
Ohio State University at Mansfield
1680 University Drive
Mansfield, OH  44906-1547
Phone:  (419) 755-4344      FAX:  (419) 755-4367
e-mail:  kramer.8 at

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