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Table 1 Water consumption of different industrial crops

From: Fibre attributes and mapping the cultivar influence of different industrial cellulosic crops (cotton, hemp, flax, and canola) on textile properties

Crops Water requirement for area
(litres per m2)
Water requirement for product
(litres per kg)
Cotton lint 550–950 7000–29,000
Potato 350–625 500
Wheat 450–650 900
Sugar 1000–1500 1500–3000
  1. World Wildlife Fund (2000)