Fiber Crop


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Fiber Crop

 

a plant raised for fiber. Fiber crops include annual and perennial species of different botanical families. The fiber may be obtained from the seeds (cotton), the fruit (Ceiba pentandrd), the stalks (bast plants), or the leaves (agave and New Zealand flax). In world agriculture, cotton, jute, hemp, flax, and kenaf occupy the greatest areas; in the USSR cotton, flax, and hemp are the most important fiber crops. The fibers are used by the textile industry.

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The very dense plantations in which fiber crops are grown raises the humidity around the stalks and increases infections by fungal diseases.
For the most part, this industry is based on crop residues rather than on fiber obtained from dedicated crops; growing needs for food worldwide are likely to dictate a continued focus on residues rather than on annual fiber crops.
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As of January 30, the DA said farmers planting fiber crops, particularly abaca, in Albay have registered production losses amounting to P478,000 due to the eruption of Mayon Volcano.
Hemp plants can reach heights of 12 feet, and require less water, herbicides and pesticides than other fiber crops.
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They consider fiber crops, fruits, beverage-deriving plants, grasses and seeds, oil crops, ornamentals, pharmacological plants, roots and tubers, spices, trees and shrubs, vegetables and more.
This is the most complete file of information in this country, if not the world, on fiber crops of the world.