Man hand open poppy head in field. Check of poppy quality. Field with brown ripened Papaver somniferum, the type of poppy from which opium and many refined opiates are extracted.

Agri View: Opium, For the Birds

Dan Agri View

  Everett Griner talks about opium growers having problems with birds in today’s Agri View.       Opium is a legitimate crop grown in India. In fact it is one the major crops. Legal because it is grown for the medical profession. It is closely monitored and carefully inventoried. It is used in a large volume for creating other …