California Velcro Crop Under Challenge!!!
[Note: This news item is from 1993, but its now more important than ever...]
Velcro, an engineered crop, consists of two distinct strains: hooks and loops. As any user of Velcro knows, a strip of hooks clings to a strip of loops as the springy hook-shaped fibers latch through tiny but firm loops.
For competitive and industrial confidentiality reasons, of course, the crop is not widely highlighted in crop reports. A little Velcro goes a long way, as both strains are densely packed on their respective mature plants, and the entire crop is dwarfed by other field crops, most notably cotton, Nonetheless, the crop is of high value and can be a substantial profit builder for the successful grower.
(Related Video: Letterman in Suit of Velcro . February 28, 1984)
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