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Most Widely Planted Crops in the World
Crop
Scientific name
Area planted
(in 1000 ha.)
Wheat
Triticum aestivum L.
229,000
wheat
Rice
Oryza sativa L.
145,358
rice
Corn
Zea mays L.
131,475
corn
Barley
Hordeum vulgareL.
79,645
barley
Soybeans
Glycine max Merr.
52,103
Sorghum
Sorghum vulgare L.
46,800
sorghum
Millet
Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.
39,941
millet
Cotton
Gossypium hirsutum L.
32,279
cotton
Dry beans
Phaseolus vulgaris,
Lens culinaris,
Vigna unguiculata,
Phaseolus lunatus, etc.
26,207
dry beans
Oats
Avena sativa L.
25,563
oats