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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Cotton is the most important fibre crop and profitable.
Indonesian Sweetener and Fibre Crop Reserach Institute, Indonesia
It is the largest natural fibre in the global fibre textile and apparel economy and as a food feed and fibre crop in the United States it is subject to strict legal controls.
A Lakehead University wood scientist has the map to success for forest products companies looking to source the cream of the fibre crop in northwestern Ontario.
12) During the growth and harvest of the lignocellulosic crop factors such as the fibre crop variety, soil conditions, climate, location, the section of the crop from which the fibres are extracted from and the harvest machinery used to harvest the crop also have an effect on the final properties of the lignocellulosic fibres.
In volume terms, jute, which comes from the bast, or skin, of Corchorus plants, is the world's second biggest fibre crop (2.
Of course, cotton is essentially a fibre crop, which is less likely to concern consumers than food, and an earlier Biotechnology Australia survey also showed that agricultural applications of biotechnology, particularly those that resulted in more pest-resistant plants, were generally thought to be a good idea.
They have found that soils contaminated with heavy metals such as lead, copper, and cadmium could be gradually reclaimed through fibre crop cultivation.
Through increasing specialization of certain plant species (food and fibre crops pasture and fodder crops and tree crops) and livestock species some functions may be affected severely e.
Kenaf has received the greatest attention because of its greater adaptability and easy of handling than allied fibre crops.
Grazing land freed up by reduced beef and dairy production would be converted to growing plant-based oil crops to produce bio-diesel for heavy machinery and shipping, and plant-based fibre crops such as Miscanthus for aviation fuel
Linseed is thought to be one of the oldest fibre crops in the world, having been cultivated for at least 8,000 years.

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