Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum), thought to have originated in China, was planted as early as 5,000 or 6,000 years ago. Today, China and Russia are the largest producers of buckwheat, or kasha, the name used for the crop in Eastern Europe.
Buckwheat remains a minor crop in the United States. Around 25,000 acres of buckwheat are planted each year. February 2013 ... Buckwheat
- Buckwheat, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
- Buckwheat, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2002.
- Buckwheat, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives, Canada.
- Buckwheat, Ontario MInistry of Agriculture and Food, Canada.
- Buckwheat for Cover Cropping in Organic Farming, eXtension, 2009.
- Buckwheat Information, Cornell University.
- Buckwheat Production, North Dakota State University Extension, 2006.
- Buckwheat Production: Harvesting, Cornell University Cooperative Extension, 2010 - This fact sheet covers harvesting techniques.
- Buckwheat Production: Planting, Cornell University Cooperative Extension, 2010.
- Common Buckwheat, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Develioment, Canada.
- Guide to Buckwheat Production in the Northeast, Cornell University, 2002.
- Birkett Mills, Penn Yan, New York - Producer of buckwheat products and an organic buckwheat buyer.
- Bouchard Family Farm Fort Kent, Maine - To save the family farm, the Bourchards developed a packaged mix for ployes, a French Acadian flat bread made from buckwheat.
- Buckwheat Growers of Illinois, Sustainability in action, 2003.
Links checked January 2013.