husk


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husk

1
the external green or membranous covering of certain fruits and seeds

husk

2
bronchitis in cattle, sheep, and goats, usually caused by lungworm infestation

husk

[həsk]
(botany)
The outer coat of certain seeds, particularly if it is a dry, membranous structure.
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Rice husk is a residual material produced during rice processing and husk is removed from other parts of the paddy grain.
*Do you know that the Philippines produces five (5) million tons annually of coconut husk;
Crouched behind a tree as walnuts whizzed through the air, their fleshy green husks exploding on impact, my 11-year-old self quickly gathered up a dozen or so.
Alizarin Red S is poisonous dye, it was previously removed by the use of mustard husk [5], Lantana camara [6], Cyanodon dactylon [7], activated charcoal [8], and activated carbon prepared from coconut shell [9].
Maximum feed consumption was recorded in HT (hydrothermal treatment) 1096.69+-26.8 (mean+- SE) while lowest in NC (untreated husk) 974.91+-18.8 followed by 1069+-28 in FT (Fermented), 1045.81+-27.7 in BT 1042.47+-33 in AT and 1032.17+-32 in PC group.
The residue contents that allowed to achieve highest and lowest [R.sub.A] were those corresponding to 10% rice husk ([T.sub.2]) and 40% Brachiaria seed husk ([T.sub.9]), respectively, As the resistance to compression, the [R.sub.A] of the treatments with rice husk was higher than that relative to Brachiaria seed husk,
Cacao bean husk, mainly consisting of the seed coat and the embryo of the cacao bean, is a waste product of chocolate and cocoa milling industries.
Several studies have focused on the application of rice husk, motivated by its versatility, to add value and simultaneously ameliorate rice husk disposal issues [1].
The substrates used, were rice husk, pigeonpea husk, sorghum grain, cow dung (fresh dried) and its combinations.
This research was carried out based on coconut husk as main material mixed with different proportions of sand, coconut charcoal, cow manure compost, and microbial fertilizer, to make a series of compound substrates.