Agri history

Agri history




Brown, Cecil H., et al. "The Paleobiolinguistics of the Common Bean (Phaseolus Vulgaris L.)." Ethnobiology Letters 5.12 (2014): 104–15.
Giannini, T. C., et al. "Ecological Niche Similarities of Peponapis Bees and Non-Domesticated Cucurbita Species." Ecological Modelling 222.12 (2011): 2011–18.
Kates, Heather R., Pamela S. Soltis, and Douglas E. Soltis. "Evolutionary and Domestication History of Cucurbita (Pumpkin and Squash) Species Inferred from 44 Nuclear Loci." Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 111 (2017): 98–109.
Kistler, Logan, et al. "Gourds and Squashes (Cucurbita Spp.) Adapted to Megafaunal Extinction and Ecological Anachronism through Domestication." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112.49 (2015): 15107–12.
López-Uribe, Margarita M., et al. "Crop Domestication Facilitated Rapid Geographical Expansion of a Specialist Pollinator, the Squash Bee Peponapis Pruinosa." Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 283.1833 (2016).
Zheng, Yi-Hong, et al. "Chloroplast Phylogeny of Cucurbita: Evolution of the Domesticated and Wild Species." Journal of Systematics and Evolution 51.3 (2013): 326–34.
Endl, J., Achigan-Dako, E. G., Pandey, A. K., Monforte, A. J., Pico, B., & Schaefer, H. (2018). Repeated domestication of melon (Cucumis melo) in Africa and Asia and a new close relative from India. American Journal of Botany, 105(10), 1662–1671.
Paris, H. S. (2015). Origin and emergence of the sweet dessert watermelon, Citrullus lanatus. Annals of Botany, 116(2), 133–148.

Sonnante, G., Pignone, D., & Hammer, K. (2007). The domestication of artichoke and cardoon: From Roman times to the genomic age. Annals of Botany, 100(5), 1095–1100.
Spalik, K., & Downie, S. R. (2006). The evolutionary history of Sium sensu lato (Apiaceae): Dispersal, vicariance, and domestication as inferred from ITS rDNA phylogeny. American Journal of Botany, 93(5), 747–761.
Sturtevant, E. L. (1888). History of Garden Vegetables (Continued). The American Naturalist, 22(263), 979–987.

This video topic was suggested by superglue408 thank you for the idea.

Eastwood, R. J., & Hughes, C. E. (2008). Origins of domestication o Lupinus mutabilis in the Andes. ´Lupins for Health and Wealth´ Proceedings 12th International Lupin Conference, (August), 14–18.
Gendall, H., Seminario, J., Sørensen, M., & Theilade, I. (2019). Unearthing the “Lost” Andean Root Crop “Mauka” (Mirabilis expansa [Ruíz & Pav.] Standl.). Economic Botany, 73(4), 443–460.
Gonzales, G. F. (2012). Ethnobiology and ethnopharmacology of Lepidium meyenii (Maca), a plant from the peruvian highlands. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2012.
Parra-Quijano, M., Panda, S., Rodríguez, N., & Torres, E. (2012). Diversity of Ullucus tuberosus (Basellaceae) in the Colombian Andes and notes on ulluco domestication based on morphological and molecular data. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 59(1), 49–66.


Banga, O. (1957). Origin of the European cultivated carrot. Euphytica, 6(1), 54–63.
Fritsch, R. M. (2014). 1 Evolution, Domestication and Taxonomy, (January), 4–30.
Iorizzo, M., Senalik, D. A., Ellison, S. L., Grzebelus, D., Cavagnaro, P. F., Allender, C., … Simon, P. W. (2013). Genetic structure and domestication of carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus) (Apiaceae) 1. American Journal of Botany, 100(5), 930–938.
Foods that Changed History: How Foods Shaped Civilization from the Ancient World to the Present by Christopher Cumo

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A small sample of the negative effects of some regulations on farming.
An, H., Qi, X., Gaynor, M. L., Hao, Y., Gebken, S. C., Mabry, M. E., … Pires, J. C. (2019). Transcriptome and organellar sequencing highlights the complex origin and diversification of allotetraploid Brassica napus. Nature Communications, 10(1).
Chalhoub, B., Denoeud, F., Liu, S., Parkin, I. A. P., Tang, H., Wang, X., … Wincker, P. (2014). Early allopolyploid evolution in the post-neolithic Brassica napus oilseed genome. Science, 345(6199), 950–953.
Kole, C. (2011). Wild crop relatives: Genomic and breeding resources: Oilseeds. Wild Crop Relatives: Genomic and Breeding Resources: Oilseeds, (August 2014), 1–295.
Roche, K. J. (2015). Canola: A modern crop for a modern era. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 101. Retrieved from
Soengas, P., Velasco, P., Padilla, G., Ordás, A., & Cartea, M. E. (2006). Genetic relationships among Brassica napus crops based on SSR markers. HortScience, 41(5), 1195–1199.
Stansell, Z., Hyma, K., Fresnedo-Ramírez, J., Sun, Q., Mitchell, S., Björkman, T., & Hua, J. (2018). Genotyping-by-sequencing of Brassica oleracea vegetables reveals unique phylogenetic patterns, population structure and domestication footprints. Horticulture Research, 5(1).

Hello, everybody, this is just a list of crops that I vetted for videos but could not make into videos for one reason or another. If you do not want to watch a cringy top 10 list I will list these crops below

Crops that will not show up due to limited information or a paywall behind this information.

Mint family






Crops That Do Not Qualify due to not being used for agriculture or not being domesticated:

red mulberry


Topics that have covered better by others:

Garlic and Ornamentals

Recommended Books:

Classic Cattleyas by Arthur A. Chadwick

Lilacs by John L Fiala and Freek Vrugtman

The Complete Book of Garlic by Ted Jordan Meredith

Violets by Roy E Coombs

The Rose by David Auston

The Sweet Pea Book by Graham Rice and Judy White

Update: I have finally found some information on Eggplant Domestication. This will be added to the video list in the future.

A brief monologue on some breeding methods


Hancock, J. F., & Lobos, G. A. (2008). Temperate fruit Crop Breeding.


Lee, G. A., Crawford, G. W., Liu, L., Sasaki, Y., & Chen, X. (2011). Archaeological soybean (Glycine max) in East Asia: Does size matter? PLoS ONE, 6(11).
Sedivy, E. J., Wu, F., & Hanzawa, Y. (2017). Soybean domestication: the origin, genetic architecture and molecular bases. New Phytologist, 214(2), 539–553.
Blackman, B. K., Scascitelli, M., Kane, N. C., Luton, H. H., Rasmussen, D. A., Bye, R. A., … Rieseberg, L. H. (2011). Sunflower domestication alleles support single domestication center in eastern North America. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(34), 14360–14365.
Pisum, L., & Waines, J. G. (2017). The Biosystematics and Domestication of Peas ( Pisum L .) Author ( s ): J . Giles Waines Source : Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club , Vol . 102 , No . 6 ( Nov . - Dec ., 1975 ), pp . 385- Published by : Torrey Botanical Society Stable URL : http://www, 102(6), 385–395.
Smith, B. D. (2014). The domestication of Helianthus annuus L. (sunflower). Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 23(1), 57–74.
Trněný, O., Brus, J., Hradilová, I., Rathore, A., Das, R. R., Kopecký, P., … Smýkal, P. (2018). Molecular evidence for two domestication events in the pea crop. Genes, 9(11).

Coombs, C., Lauzon, J. D., Deen, B., & Van Eerd, L. L. (2017). Legume cover crop management on nitrogen dynamics and yield in grain corn systems. Field Crops Research, 201, 75–85.
Deen, W., Martin, R. C., Hooker, D. C., & Gaudin, A. (1950). BENEFITS AND DRIVERS, 1–16.
Holt, J. S. (2018). History of Identification of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds Author ( s ): Jodie S . Holt Published by : Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Weed Science Society of America Stable URL : REFERENCES Linked references ar, 6(3), 615–620.

Extra sources I Cited

my next monlogue, it is on crops that are underutilized.

some sources
Anis, M., & Ahmad, N. (2016). Plant tissue culture: Propagation, conservation and crop improvement. Plant Tissue Culture: Propagation, Conservation and Crop Improvement, (August), 1–621.
Fleurs, Q. (1983). Plant T i s s u e Culture : A H i s t o r y While experiments were unsuccessful with plant tissues , much success was met with, (1853), 393–410.
Nester, E. W. (2015). Agrobacterium: Nature’s Genetic Engineer. Frontiers in Plant Science, 5(JAN), 1–16.
Thorpe, T. A. (2007). History of plant tissue culture, 169–180.

Hello, everybody, this is an experimental type of video where I monologue about various topics based on my general knowledge and experience for a bit of time. This is mostly opinion and should be taken as such. If this video is enjoyable I will make a series out of this if not this will be a stand-alone.

Sonnante, G., Hammer, K., & Pignone, D. (2009). From the cradle of agriculture a handful of lentils: History of domestication. Rendiconti Lincei, 20(1), 21–37.
Anis, M., & Ahmad, N. (2016). Plant tissue culture: Propagation, conservation and crop improvement. Plant Tissue Culture: Propagation, Conservation and Crop Improvement, (August), 1–621.
Fleurs, Q. (1983). Plant T i s s u e Culture : A H i s t o r y While experiments were unsuccessful with plant tissues , much success was met with, (1853), 393–410.
Nester, E. W. (2015). Agrobacterium: Nature’s Genetic Engineer. Frontiers in Plant Science, 5(JAN), 1–16.
Thorpe, T. A. (2007). History of plant tissue culture, 169–180.

A quick video on the durability of heritage apples.

made a quick mistake in the video, the Roxbury Russet does not show up until 2:50.

Allaby, R. G., Peterson, G. W., Merriwether, D. A., & Fu, Y. B. (2005). Evidence of the domestication history of flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) from genetic diversity of the sad2 locus. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 112(1), 58–65.
Cortés, A. J. (2014). On the Origin of the Common Bean ( Phaseolus vulgaris L .), (July).
Gentry, H. S. (2020). Origin of the Common Bean , Phaseolus vulgaris Author ( s ): Howard Scott Gentry Published by : Springer on behalf of New York Botanical Garden Press Stable URL : Origin of the Common Bean , Phaseolus vulgaris, 23(1), 55–69.
Rau, D., Attene, G., Nanni, L., & Bellucci, E. (2010). Beans in Europe : Origin and structure of the European landraces of Phaseolus vulgaris L Beans in Europe : origin and structure of the European landraces of Phaseolus vulgaris L ., (September).
Howard, N. P., Weg, E. Van De, Bedford, D. S., Peace, C. P., Vanderzande, S., Clark, M. D., … Luby, J. J. (2017). Elucidation of the ‘ Honeycrisp ’ pedigree through haplotype analysis with a multi-family integrated SNP linkage map and a large apple ( Malus × domestica ) pedigree-connected SNP data set. Nature Publishing Group, 4(January), 1–7.
Ordidge, M., Kirdwichai, P., Fazil Baksh, M., Venison, E. P., George Gibbings, J., & Dunwell, J. M. (2018). Genetic analysis of a major international collection of cultivated apple varieties reveals previously unknown historic heteroploid and inbred relationships. PLoS ONE, 13(9), 1–27.
Prague, H. S., Patzak, J., Paprštein, F., Henychová, A., & Sedlák, J. (2012). Genetic diversity of Czech apple cultivars inferred from microsatellite markers analysis, 39(4), 149–157.
Salvi, S., Micheletti, D., Magnago, P., Fontanari, M., Viola, R., Pindo, M., & Velasco, R. (2014). One-step reconstruction of multi-generation pedigree networks in apple (Malus × domestica Borkh.) and the parentage of Golden Delicious. Molecular Breeding, 34(2), 511–524.
Son, K. M., Kwon, S. Il, & Choi, C. (2012). Inbreeding, coancestry, and founding clones of apple cultivars released from Korea. Horticulture Environment and Biotechnology, 53(5), 404–409.

Important video, please watch to the end.


R.J..Redden. (1998). CHAPTER 1. History and origin of chickpea. (Vol. 31).


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