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  Crop Management for Optimum Fiber Quality and Yield (ACIS)
Crop management for both optimum yield and fiber quality is a realistic and important approach to take for a profitable cotton production system.
Fiber properties such as length, strength, micronaire, and grade are all important to consider in terms of crop management.
Accordingly, the length and strength properties commonly associated with the Acala fibers are derived primarily from the varieties (genetics) grown not the environment per se.
ag.arizona.edu /crops/cotton/cropmgt/fiber_quality.html   (900 words)

 Underexploited Temperate Industrial and Fiber Crops
In the case of arid industrial crops, the issues of survival in a harsh climate and the cost of water are paramount, while in the higher latitude temperate zones the constraints are frost tolerance, length of growing season, crop response to daylength, water requirement (rain-fed or irrigated), and weather patterns during harvest.
Crops that are intriguing, but need more study to define their potential and value include grindelia and hesperaloe.
Estimating the crop's value or return to the farmer was difficult, and this difficulty increased the further away the crop was from commercialization.
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/proceedings1996/V3-060.html   (12950 words)

 Megagear - Megatokyo Webcomic Store
Industrial hemp is a non-drug, agricultural fiber crop that requires minimal use of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers if any at all and is an eco-friendly choice to cotton and linen.
Hemp fiber is longer, stronger, more absorbent and high insulation value than cotton fiber and has the added properties of being antibacterial and mildew resistant (those last two features would come in really handy at conventions).
Hemp fiber paper resists decomposition, and does not yellow with age when an acid-free process is used making the paper archival quality.
www.megagear.com /category_s/25.htm   (1032 words)

 Flax Production
After two or three years of a flax crop, a farmer needed to sow a less nutritionally-demanding crop, such as wheat.
The final process is hackling, in which the fiber is drawn through a series of metal combs to remove the last of the boon and shorter fibers.
Since flax is such a long fiber, special care must be given before spinning to keep it from tangling.
www.nps.gov /archive/colo/Jthanout/FlaxProd.html   (1380 words)

 Cotton Fiber Quality and the Issues in Georgia
Fiber elongation is the stage during which the fiber is lengthening, and occurs as a thin cell wall of carbohydrate polymers is deposited allowing the fiber to elongate (DeLanghe, 1986).
Fiber length, reported as staple or the upper one-half mean length (and to some extent fiber strength and uniformity), is influenced during this stage of fiber development.
Fibers from bolls produced near the middle of the canopy (fruiting branches 9, 10, and 11) are consistently longer than fibers produced lower in the canopy (fruiting branch 7).
pubs.caes.uga.edu /caespubs/pubcd/B1289.htm   (8745 words)

Individual hemp fiber cells range from 0.20 to 2.16 inches (5 to 55 mm) long and 0.016 to 0.05 mm in diameter and are arranged in bundles to form the primary and secondary fibers (Montgomery, 1954).
Fiber hemp breeding efforts in North America continue to be impeded by legislative restrictions, and European hemp breeding appears to be limited primarily to state-supported programs in spite of a highly developed commercial seed industry throughout the region.
In the modern process, fiber bundles are gripped between rubber belts or chains and carried past revolving drums with projecting bars that beat the fiber bundles, separating the woody core and broken or short fibers (tow) from the remaining long fiber.
cropandsoil.oregonstate.edu /Hemp/text.html   (10625 words)

 Hemp As a Crop for Missouri Farmers - 1991
Fiber comes from the thin outer layer of stalk and in the 1940's comprised 20% or less of stalk weight, so tonnage of fiber would be less; 4,000 to 8,000 pounds of stalk might yield 600 to 1,000 pounds of fiber.
A possible explanation may be the French practice of harvesting seed from fiber crops ("lint seed") rather than from specially planted seed crops (although seed harvested for sowing comes from plants cultivated for that purpose).
Fiber yields from improperly retted crops are inferior.
www.druglibrary.org /olsen/hemp/crop/hemp-01.html   (6796 words)

 Bakersfield College - Crop Science
Crop science is the study of growing and managing various crops, such as corn and cotton, lettuce and broccoli, and many more.
Crop science is a dynamic field with new developments continuing in such areas as post-harvest technology, plant biotechnology, integrated pest management, and precision farming.
The crop scientist is also working to develop cropping systems that are profitable and ecologically sustainable, including safer methods of controlling weeds and pests.
www.bc.cc.ca.us /academic/occupational/crop_science.asp   (244 words)

 Fiber crop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fiber crops are field crops grown for their fibers, which are used to make paper, cloth, or rope.
These crops are generally harvestable after a single growing season, as opposed to trees which are typically grown for many years before being harvested for wood pulp fiber.
Botanically, the fibers havested from many of these plants are bast fibers; the fibers come from the phloem tissue of the plant.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fiber_crop   (137 words)

 Kenaf Production   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Grower interest in kenaf arises primarily from its potential as a commercial fiber crop.
Since the entire top growth is harvested, it returns little crop residue back to the soil.
Kenaf-based newsprint is strong (and thus well adapted to modern newsprint machinery), has good ink retention, and does not yellow with age as readily as wood-pulp-based newsprint.
www.attra.org /attra-pub/kenaf.html   (932 words)

 Fiber - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fibers are of great importance in the biology of both plants and animals, for holding tissues together.
Cellulose-based fibers are of two types, regenerated or pure cellulose such as from the cupro-ammonium process and modified or derivitized cellulose such as the cellulose acetates.
Synthetic fibers are a subset of man-made fibers, which are based on synthetic chemicals (often from petrochemical sources) rather than arising from natural materials by a purely physical process.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fiber   (784 words)

 Hemp Crop for Missouri by Richard Lawrence Miller
Normally, harvested fiber stalks must be "retted." In retting, stalks are commonly left on the ground for weeks or months so weather may start to decompose them, making it easier for breaking and scutching mills to remove fiber from stalks.
Fiber yields from improperly retted crops are inferior.
He doubts that domestic crops would be a cheaper source of materials than imports are unless stalks could be broken cheaply (breaking is the process of separating bark from hurds).
www.naihc.org /hemp_information/content/millerhemp.html   (12033 words)

 Fiber Crop Mapping   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fiber Futures has launched a Fiber Availability mapping project to address the common challenge of locating a site amidst a reliable and sustainable source of straw.
Disclaimer: The information, maps, data, and tools on this web site are made available "AS IS" without warranties or conditions of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties for product quality, or suitability to a particular purpose or use.
Fiber Futures and its contractors shares no liability in any direct, incidental, special, or consequential damages whatsoever, including but not limited to loss of revenue or profit, lost or damaged data, or other commercial or economic loss.
www.fiberfutures.org /fibercrop   (323 words)

 Fiber Wars, Chapter 8: Hemp Under Attack
Only one among many useful crops cited by the chemurgists, hemp was valued as much as a potential source of cellulose for the nascent plastics industry as for its traditional fiber applications.
Fiber hemp is sown thick with a grain drill, a bushel or more of seed to the acre.
Fiber types are high in cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive cannabinoid which is actually antagonistic to THC and has been shown to have medicinal effects for such conditions as epilepsy (Carlini, E.A., and J.A. Cunha.
www.globalhemp.com /Archives/Essays/Fiber/fiber_wars8.shtml   (4765 words)

A native of Africa, the crop is adapted to much of the southern United States and parts of California.
Fiber yields range from six to 10 tons per acre annually.
USDA research indicates kenaf fiber may one day be used in the interiors of cars as lightweight insulation.
www.agmrc.org /agmrc/commodity/fiber/Kenaf   (385 words)

 Industrial Hemp
Hemp is principally grown for the bast fiber it produces from its stalk.
The hemp stalk is composed of 20% fiber.
The hemp stalk is composed of 80% hurds.
mojo.calyx.net /~olsen/HEMP/newhempr.html   (2937 words)

 Kenaf Production   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Knaf is a warm-season annual fiber crop used in bedding, padding and paper pulp.
Kenaf, Hibiscus cannabinus L., is a warm-season annual fiber crop related to cotton, okra, and hibiscus.
Kenaf can also be used for bean stakes, animal litter, a fiberglass substitute in molded plastic, a fiber source for improving recycled paper quality, a bulking agent for composting sewage sludge, a cellulose fiber for composition panels and boards, and a potting-mix ingredient.
attra.ncat.org /attra-pub/kenaf.html   (932 words)

 Bayer CropScience is one of the world´s leading innovative enterprises in crop protection, seeds, biotechnology and ...
Bayer CropScience is one of the world´s leading innovative enterprises in crop protection, seeds, biotechnology and non-agricultural pest control.
To Bayer Cropscience - At Bayer CropScience, our Vision is to be the worldwide leading partner for the production of quality food, feed and fiber and to be a leading crop science company in providing innovative products like insecticides, fungicides and herbicides and combined solutions for agriculture and environmental health.
Bayer CropScience is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology.
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 Fiber crop - Definition, explanation
These crops are generally havestable after a single growing season, as opposed to trees which are typically grown for many years before being harvested for wood pulp fiber.
information and research on hemp harvesting, retting and fiber separation when the crop is grown for fiber.
Flax Fiber: Potential for a New Crop in the Southeast
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/f/fi/fiber_crop.php   (470 words)

 Kenaf Information - Kenaf Industries of South Texas L.P.
A plant species native to the tropics used for centuries as a source of jute based fibers...
Kenaf is planted and grown very close together and given the right moisture, nutrients and plenty of sunlight stalks can reach heights of 12 feet or more in about 180 days.
Core and bast fibers are used in a wide range of products...
www.kenaf-industries.com /kenaf.htm   (349 words)

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Although kenaf is usually considered a fiber crop, research indicates that it has high protein content and, therefore, is a valuable livestock feed.
In addition to the use of kenaf for cordage, paper pulp and livestock feed researchers have investigated its use as poultry litter and animal bedding, bulking agent for sewage sludge composting and as a potting soil amendment.
Originally from Africa, kenaf is a renewable fiber crop closely related to cotton.
www.ibiblio.org /ecolandtech/orgfarm/crops/kenaf   (825 words)

 Crude Fiber Crop Manufacturer, Exporter, Supplier, Directory, China, Taiwan, Factory, Crude Fiber Crop, Product, Catalog
We have a broad range of Crude Fiber Crop manufacturers, exporters and suppliers source and trade services, which can be searched by this comprehensive vertical web portal.
We are dedicated to helping worldwide Crude Fiber Crop buyers sourcing and purchasing from China and Taiwan Crude Fiber Crop manufacturers, suppliers and exporters.
Taking advantage of the robust search engine of CHINA SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY, global Crude Fiber Crop importers, agents and distributors even ODM/OEM will easily find their opportunities to establish business relationship with reliable Crude Fiber Crop manufacturers, suppliers and exporters.
www.china-suppliers.org /product_html/Crude-Fiber-Crop.html   (136 words)

 Potential New Crop: Kenaf, Commercial Fiber & Pulp Source
No.: 73.8 L542 Development of scientific studies (50th anniversary of the Uzbek Experimental Station of Bast Fiber Crops, kenaf cultivation and breeding).
Advances in new crops : proceedings of the First National Symposium NEW CROPS, Research, Development, Economics, Indianapolis, Indiana, Oct 23-26, 1988 edited by Jules Janick, J.E. Simon.
No.: SB160.N38 1988 The rise and fall of kenaf as a fiber crop in North Carolina.
www.nal.usda.gov /afsic/AFSIC_pubs/qb92-54.htm   (9839 words)

 Crops.in - Agriculture & Crops Resources, WWW Database
Crops Reference and Resources - Forest Products Society, The American Forest and Paper Association, Society of American Foresters, The Engineered Wood Association, American Wood Council,
Crop Fibers (The Crop Fiber Section Links are courtesy Tex.in - Textile, Apparel Directory and Resources)
Natural Fibers Info Center – U of Texas, Natural Fibers Coalition, International Association of Natural Textile Industry, Netherlands
www.crops.in   (1743 words)

 Kenaf - A New Alternative Crop For Temperate & Tropical Agriculture
Kenaf - A New Alternative Crop For Temperate & Tropical Agriculture
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www.satglobal.com /kenafbas.htm   (91 words)

 Bayer CropScience - Our Products
Bayer Crop Science has an impressively wide range of effective solutions at hand to tackle the problems of farmers
Offers solutions to control pests and weeds efficiently and to improve the quality of life of professional users and consumers
Is a global player in the research, development and marketing of seeds and solutions derived from modern plant technology
www.bayercropscience.com /bayer/cropscience/cscms.nsf/id/Our-Products   (143 words)

 SHORTS & CROP PANTS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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